Visakhapatnam: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the severe cyclonic Storm ‘Asani’ over the west-central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during the past 6 hours, weakened into a cyclonic storm.
Cyclone Asani is likely to reach Kakinada on the Andhra coast on Wednesday morning, Odisha special relief commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena informed. Speaking to news agency ANI, he said that the cyclonic storm Asani is moving from West Central Bay of Bengal towards the North Andhra coast and as per estimation, the cyclone is likely to reach Kakinada of Andhra coast on Wednesday morning.
A red warning was issued for the Andhra Pradesh coast. Along with this, local authorities have been told to be prepared to take action in order to prevent disasters due to the cyclone. Meanwhile, in view of the cyclone, 10 flights in Chennai – including those coming from Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, and Mumbai, were cancelled due to the cyclone.
The weather officials have predicted that the southern districts of Telangana are likely to receive light to moderate rains. The department further added that Hyderabad is likely to experience light rains in the next 24 hours and cloudy conditions would persist for the next 48 hours.