Cyclone Asani Live Tracker, Route, Wind Speed, News – Similar to last year, this year also a cyclone has hit different parts of India resulting in disturbance in the weather conditions. Sri Lanka has named this cyclone Asani and the meaning of this name is wrath or destruction. Going by the name, it gave indications that the cyclone is going to bring in a high amount of destruction this year.
Cyclone Asani Route
Cyclone Asani started with a depression forming on the Andaman Sea but it started moving towards the North and South of Bay of Bengal. The cyclone is predicted to hit the coasts of Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Puri in Odisha on 10th May.
The intensified storm will bring in heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and even West Bengal. The rainfall has already started and it is predicted that continuous rainfall will be there over the next few days.
While as of now the cyclone is still moving as per its set route towards the North and South of the Bay of Bengal, it is also being speculated that the storm may weaken over the course of time.
Cyclone Asani Live Tracker
As per the latest predictions, the Cyclone Asani is about to affect two major parts of India but it will show its impact on other parts too.
9th May 2022: Wind speed of 120 km/ hour will bring rainfall to the coastal area of Andhra Pradesh.
10th May 2022: Extremely heavy rainfall in the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, with moderate rainfall in West Bengal.
11th May 2022: Wind speed of 100 km/ hour will bring heavy rainfall in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal while some parts of India will welcome light rainfall.
12th May 2022: Heavy rainfall to continue in Odisha and West Bengal while other parts will have pleasing weather with light showers.
Cyclone Wind Speed
When the cyclone intensified, it moved towards the Bay of Bengal with a wind speed of 120 km/ hour earlier on 9th May. But now the storm is getting weak as the speed is slowing down and should reach 100 km/ hour by the end of 10th May. According to the experts, the wind speed will slow down even more in the next few days and should reach 70 km/ hour on 12th May 2022.
Cyclone Asani Warnings
As the wind speed is going to be extremely high along the coastline, the sea waves will be also high from 10th – 11th May 2022. Hence, the fishermen are warned not to go into the sea for their regular occupation during these warning days and until 13th May 2022. Also, Government in Odisha has evacuated the coastal area and has shifted citizens to other safe locations to reduce casualty chances.
Though the wind speed is weakening, extreme rainfall and storm can still cause destruction and so citizens of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal have been offered special warnings from the weather forecasting team.
Cyclone Asani Casualties
The impact of the cyclone will stay till at least 12th May 2022, but casualties have already come up in different storm-struck areas. By now, a minimum of 70 people have died due to different reasons such as coming under a tree due to the storm or even electrocution. There have been also cases where some people have died due to the attack of the massive waves of the sea during a swim.
Is the Danger Over?
As the cyclone, Asani is going weak in its speed; the states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal can take a sigh of relief. But now another threat is coming up in the form of the cyclone Karim that is forming over the Indian Ocean. Experts have stated that while Asani was moving at a speed of 120 km/ hour earlier, Karim will move at a much higher speed of 140 km/ hour. Thus, there is a chance of twin storm destruction in the coastal areas of India if this second hurricane arrives before the end of the cyclone Asani.