Asani moving towards Andhra
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Update May 11th 2022, 12.00 p.m. UTC
Currently located near 15.7N 81.1E is moving northwestward at 4 knots (7,5 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 40 knots (74 km/h).
The system is expected to come near the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, however, it is unlikely for it to make landfall. Forecast indicates that Asani will slowly recurve north-northeastwards and move along Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni and Visakhapatnam coasts and emerge into the west-central Bay of Bengal where it will weaken.
Update May 10th 2022, 11.30 a.m. UTC
Tropical Cyclone Asani, currently located near 14.9N 82.3E, is moving westward at 11 knots (20 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 65 knots (120 km/h).
It is expected that Asani will reach the north Andhra coast and adjoining Odisha coast. Once the cyclone returns back into the Bay of Bengal, it will weaken as it drifts to the northern Bay of Bengal.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall can be expected in certain areas in north coastal Andhra for the next two days.
Update May 9th 2022, 12.30 p.m. UTC
Located near 14.4N 85.5E, Tropical Storm Asani is moving towards the northwest at 8 knots (15 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 60 knots (111 km/h).
The forecast indicates that the system will continue its track toward the northwest and turn poleward near Visakhapatnam. Asani will weaken steadily during this period, push into the Bay of Bengal where it will accelerate toward Bangladesh and then continue its weakening and eventually dissipate over the northern Bay of Bengal.
BTW there are 2 TS at same time in each hemisphere, Asani and Karim. These twin vortices are not a common event, on either side of the Equator in a symmetrical position.