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Asani Cyclone- Live updates and Cyclone Nomenclature

Asani Cyclone 2022

Asani cyclone is formed over the Southeastern part of the Bay of Bengal. It is an intensified cyclone storm that is likely to hit Orissa and Andhra Pradesh as per the Indian meteorological department (IMD). On Sunday evening the cyclone Asani intensified into a severe cyclonic storm that moved Northwest words in the direction of Andhra Pradesh and the Odisha coast. The Odisha Government has planned to evacuate people living in low-lying areas. The government has also asked the district collectors of Puri, Ganjam, kendrapara, and Jagatsinghpur to evacuate people to cyclone centers when the district starts to receive rainfall.

In Kolkata, the regional meteorological center announces that the state will receive moderate rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning. This could affect the eastern West Midnapore districts and people are advised to stay in safe places. Due to cyclone Asani, the chief minister Mamata Banerjee has postponed her 3 days program in Jhargram and Paschim Medinipur district.

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Recent Updates on Asani Cyclone

  • From 10th May to 12th May heavy rainfall is likely over Howrah, Medinipur north and south 24 Parganas and Nadia district of West Bengal.
  • Aasani cyclone storm is likely to recover the sea away from the coast and it is likely to not cross Andhra Pradesh Orissa and West Bengal according to the IMD. The Asani is around 450 and 500 km south of Visakhapatnam and Puri.
  • The cyclone Asani intensified on May 9th and Andhra Pradesh is likely to receive heavy rainfall for the next 2 days.
  • Till 10th May the Asani cyclonic storm is likely to move Northwest wards.
  • West Bengal has received heavy rainfall which has caused severe waterlogging on the roads.
  • As per the cyclonic movement track, the storm Asani will reach the Andhra Pradesh-Orissa coast by Tuesday.
  • The intensified Asani storm has a 120 km per hour wind speed and is moving towards the east coast bringing heavy rain.
  • Cyclone Asani has moved in the west-northwestward direction in the past 6 hours with a speed of 25 km per hour.

Why the Cyclone is named Asani?

The cyclone has been named Asani, which in Sri Lankan local language, Sinhalese means “wrath”. It is the first cyclone of 2022 which originated from the Bay of Bengal. According to the world meteorological organization, the cyclones are named to avoid confusion in the instance where multiple systems are operating in one location. There are 6 regional specified meteorological centers all over the world and five regional tropical storm warning centers (RSMC), which are authorized to issue tropical cyclone advisory and the names of cyclones. The Indian meteorological department is one of the six RSMCs and advises countries in South and Southeast Asia like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, and Yemen. IMD has compiled a list of 169 names that can be used for cyclone nomenclature in April 2020. 169 names are placed in to13 lists with each list consisting of at least one submission from every country. From this list so far nine names are used, Nisarga, Nivar, Gati, Burevi, Tauktae, Yaas, Shahid, Gulab, and Javed and next up is Asani.

FAQs related to Asani Cyclone

1. What is the speed of Asani Storm?
Ans. The Asani Cyclonic storm has a speed of 25 km per hour and the winds are 120 km per hour.

2. Where did Cyclone Asani come from?
Ans. The Asani Cyclone has formed in the Bay of Bengal and it is moving towards the east coast.

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