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Cyclone Asani weakens as it approaches Andhra coast

Kolkata: A river traffic police personnel makes an announcement as part of precautionary measures against Cyclone Asani, on the banks of Ganga river, in Kolkata, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI05_10_2022_000161B)
New Delhi, May 11

Severe Cyclone Asani weakened to a cyclonic storm on Wednesday as it barrelled towards north coastal Andhra Pradesh and came within 34 km of Narsapur in the state, packing wind speed of 85 km per hour and bringing heavy rains to the region, the weather office said here.

The weather system was expected to move away from the coast and further weaken into a depression by Thursday, it said.

It is very likely to move nearly northwards for next few hour and recurve slowly north-northeastwards along Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni and Visakhapatnam coasts during noon to evening on Wednesday and emerge into west central Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh coasts by night,” the India Meteorological Department said in its national bulletin.

 “It is likely to weaken gradually into a depression by 12th May morning,” it said.