New Delhi: Cyclone Asani is increasing power as it approaches landfall. According to the Meteorological Department, the depression that has formed over the Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea will intensify during the following 24 hours. Heavy rains will begin today in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands due to low pressure. It will be carried by the wind. On Monday, the first storm of the year is expected to reach the Andaman Islands.
The depression over the Bay of Bengal was slowly moving north, according to RK Janamani of the Central Meteorological Department. Along the way, the depression will gain more energy. Storms and rain will begin in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the morning as a result of this.
“By Monday morning, a deep depression will form over the Bay of Bengal,” he continued. Its strength will increase throughout the day, and by the afternoon, it will have developed into a cyclone. The cyclone will be full with lightning in the afternoon if there is no unexpected shift in the weather.
On Saturday afternoon, the meteorological office reported that low pressure over the southeastern Andaman Sea had begun to move slowly northwards. The depression is moving at a 12 kilometre per hour rate. The depression is presently 200 kilometres north of Nicobar in the northern Nicobar Islands, according to reports this morning. Port Blair is 100 kilometres away from the depression. It will change in the following 12 hours a severe depression and then form a cyclone.
Meanwhile, since Hurricane Ashani was predicted, the National Disaster Management Office has been making preparations. NDRF teams have already been dispatched to a number of locations throughout the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Materials for the rescue mission have been provided as well. Since Saturday, the Coast Guard has been monitoring the seas. The sea has been turned away from fishermen. Although the epicentre was stated to be below ground, no tsunami warning was issued.
In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, fishing, tourism, and shipping are currently prohibited. For the next two days, fishermen are prohibited from going to sea. The army, navy, air force, and coast guard have all been ordered to prepare for the cyclone. The Ministry of the Interior has also published a statement assuring all possible help and cooperation.