Cyclone Asni Alert: As the heatwave returns to Delhi, the cyclone will weaken easily, bringing rain to coastal Odisha, northern coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas of coastal West Bengal in the next few days. Strong winds and rains are prevailing in some parts of Andhra Pradesh amid Hurricane Asani. Asni, which is approaching the coast of northern Andhra Pradesh-Odisha, is expected to reduce its intensity by Tuesday night (May 10), the meteorological department said. IMD Director General Martyunjay Mohapatra had said in Bhubaneswar on Sunday that the storm would not land in Odisha or Andhra Pradesh, but would move parallel to the east coast and cause heavy rains.
The meteorological department said that heavy rains are expected in the southern part of West Bengal including Kolkata, Howrah, Purba Madnipur, North and South 24 Parganas and Nadia districts till Thursday (May 13) due to the storm. The Ranchi Meteorological Department said that from May 11 to 13, there will be light to moderate rain and thundershowers in the southern, central and northeastern parts of Jharkhand. Strong winds of 30 to 40 kmph are also expected in some areas.
The storm is expected to bring more rains to coastal Odisha and northern coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining coastal West Bengal from Tuesday evening. The meteorological department said sea conditions were likely to prevail in the west-central and adjoining southern Bay of Bengal and asked fishermen not to venture into the region for at least two days from Tuesday. He also suggested that tourist activities in coastal areas and beaches be suspended till May 13.
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As the system is unlikely to reach Odisha or Andhra Pradesh, it will not have much impact in Jharkhand. The state will experience climate change due to the system’s expanded cloud band and the infiltration of moisture from the bay. Bengal, “Ranchi Meteorological Center in-charge Abhishek Anand told PTI. The system is expected to provide more relief from hot weather conditions.
The maximum temperature in Jharkhand has dropped by one to two degrees Celsius more than usual due to intermittent rains in some parts of the state over the last few days. Recorded. 1.6 degrees Celsius lower than Sunday.
In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, however, normal life was disrupted on Monday due to lack of rain. Officials said inter-island ferry services were working but fishermen were advised not to venture into the deep sea.
Yellow alert issued.
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert warning of a fresh heat wave in Delhi, with temperatures expected to rise to 44 degrees Celsius by Wednesday. Meteorologists said the heatwave phase is likely to continue till May 15 as the effects of the weather in northwestern India are not likely to subside in the next one week.
The temperature will not rise here.
Although temperatures will not rise sharply in most parts of Delhi, as the eastern winds blow in the region under the influence of Hurricane Asani in the Bay of Bengal, rising humidity levels could be a cause for concern, the weather forecast said. According to Mahesh Palwat, a meteorologist and climate change scientist at SkyMate, a private agency, the temperature would have risen to 46-47 degrees Celsius without the easterly winds.