Hurricane Asni Update: Hurricane Asni is rapidly moving towards the east coast of the country and this storm forming over the Bay of Bengal will soon hit coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), this could lead to heavy rains with strong winds in coastal areas. According to the Meteorological Department, Asani is currently in the southeastern Andamans, moving rapidly northwest. It is currently 450 km from Visakhapatnam, but it is likely to intensify in the next 24 hours. It will reach the south of Puri by the evening of May 11 and pass exclusively over Odisha. We tell you that Asani in the Sri Lankan language Sinhala means anger. This is the first hurricane of the year 2022.

Where will the effect be?

The meteorological department said the hurricane was moving northwest toward the coast and would continue to move in that direction until the evening of May 10. Due to this, the condition of the sea along the coast of Odisha will remain bad and the wind speed in the sea will be 80-90 km per hour. The Meteorological Department has issued strong winds and heavy rain alert in three states. IMD has issued heavy rain alert in Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.

The IMD said the wind speed would be around 40-50 kmph, which could increase to 60 kmph in the coastal areas of Odisha. This air condition will last till May 11 and after that it will decrease. As a result, coastal districts of Odisha – Ganjam, Gajpati, Kharda, Jagat Singhpur and Puri will receive light to moderate rains after the evening of May 10. The next day, heavy rains are expected at Ganjam, Kharda, Puri, Jagat Singhpur and Cuttack.

Warning to fishermen

The meteorological department has advised fishermen not to venture out to sea and off the coast of West Bengal and Odisha from May 10 until further notice. In West Bengal, disaster management teams, police and employees of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation have been asked to be ready. Boats have been deployed at key locations.