The cyclone Asani is likely move to Andhra Pradesh coast today. It is however, unlikely to cause landslide and can slowly move towards north-northeastwards alongside Visakhapatnam, Tuni, Kakinada, Yanam, Narsapur and Machilipatnam coasts and merge into westcentral Bay of Bengal by today evening. It is likely to move northeastwards towards northwest Bay of Bengal then.
The sever cyclone is likely to weaken today and then finally into the depression by Thursday.
According to the India Meteorological Department’s most recent update, Cyclone Asani lies around 90 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam, 170 km south-southeast of Kakinada, and 300 km south-southwest of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh; 540 km south-southwest of Gopalpur and 650 km southwest of Puri in Odisha. At 11.30 pm the previous evening, the cyclone was moving 12 kmph.
Due to it’s impact, most places of Andhra Pradesh are likely to have light to moderate rainfall, at some places heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy at isolated places. Some isolated places in West Bengal and Odisha are also likely to have heavy rainfall.