Andhra Pradesh: As cyclone Asani approaches the Andhra coastline, rain lashes parts of the Kakinada district in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning.
Earlier on Tuesday, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said that cyclone Asani is likely to reach Kakinada on the Andhra coast on Wednesday morning.
IMD says that the cyclone is very likely to move nearly northwestwards for the next few hours & reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal close to the Andhra Pradesh coast. pic.twitter.com/7p60yIxxH0
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On Tuesday morning, a senior Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official said that a heavy to very heavy rainfall warning has been issued along with the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh in the wake of cyclone Asani.
“The cyclonic storm Asani is moving from West Central Bay of Bengal towards North Andhra coast and as per estimation, the cyclone is likely to reach Kakinada of Andhra coast tomorrow morning,” Pradeep Kumar Jena had told media.
Telangana’s Nalgonda, Suryapet, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam and Mulugu districts are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall.
IMD officials had said that cyclone Asani has changed its direction and is going to touch the nearby Kakinada coast. After touching the Kakinada coast, it will come again to sea between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam.
“Heavy to very heavy rainfall warnings have been issued along with the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Telangana’s Nalgonda, Suryapet, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam and Mulugu districts are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall,” Mr Nagaratna, Head, Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad, had told media.
The weather office officials had earlier said that light to moderate rain or thundershowers is likely to occur at a few places of Telangana due to the cyclone Asani.
Mr Nagaratna had said that, “Heavy to very heavy rains warnings have been issued along with coastal Andhra Pradesh districts. Telangana is likely to have the impact of the cyclonic storm in adjoining districts. Nalgonda, Suryapet, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam and Mulugu are likely to receive light to moderate rains. At times heavy rains are expected.”
The officials had said that the southern districts of Telangana are likely to receive light to moderate rains. They had said that Hyderabad is likely to experience light rains in the next 24 hours and cloudy conditions would persist for the next 48 hours.