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Vikash Sharma

The Severe cyclonic storm ‘Asani’ (pronounced as Asani) over Southeast and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal will trigger heavy rainfall for almost three days in Odisha starting from tomorrow, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday. As per the latest bulletin released by IMD, on Monday the cyclonic storm Asani intensified into severe cyclone and lies about 680 km in north-northeast off Puri coast central-east of Bay of Bengal. 

As per IMD, the severe cyclonic storm is likely to move northwest wards till May 10 and reach northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts. It is likely to recurve and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.

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“The system is likely to weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during the next 48 hours,” said IMD.

The IMD has also issued a yellow warning for heavy rainfall in several districts under the influence of cyclonic storm starting from May 10 to May 13.

Rainfall Forecast and Warning:

May 10: Light to moderate rainfall very likely from 10th evening at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha. Heavy Rainfall (7 -11cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, and Puri.

May 11: Light to moderate rainfall very likely at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha. Heavy Rainfall (7-11cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Khordha, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Cuttack.

May 12: Light to moderate rainfall very likely at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and Heavy Rainfall (7-11cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur,Cuttack, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore.

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