Severe Cyclonic Storm “Asani”


According to the observations at (17:30)hrs MST 10 May, the Severe Cyclonic Storm “Asani” over West Central Bay of Bangal has moved  West-Northwestwards and is centered at about (115) Nautical miles South-Southeast of Kakinada, (160) Nautical miles South of Vishakhapatnam, (285) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Gopalpur, (340) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Puri(India), (690) Nautical miles West of Hainggyigyun and (720) Nautical miles West-Southwest of Gwa(Myanmar).
It is not moving towards Myanmar coasts, the present stage of the Severe Cyclonic Storm “Asani” is coded yellow stage.
Position of Severe Cyclonic Storm “Asani”, centre pressure and wind
The Severe Cyclonic Storm “Asani” is located at Latitude (15.1) degree North and Longitude (82.5) degree East, centre pressure of Severe Cyclonic Storm “Asani” is (989) hPa and maximum wind speed near the centre is (65-70) miles per hour at (17:30)hrs MST 10 May.
During next (72) hrs forecast
The Severe Cyclonic Storm “Asani” is forecast continuous to move Northwestwards and reach to West Central Bay of Bengal(Kakinada-Vishakhapatnam Coast, India) during next (18)hrs and recurve North-Northeastwards and reach to Northwest Bay of Bengal (off north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast, India). It is likely to weaken gradually into a Cyclonic Storm “Asani” during next (18)hrs and into a Deep Depression around (12-5-2022).
General caution
Due to the Severe Cyclonic Storm “Asani”, rain or thundershowers will be fairly widespread to widespread in Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyawady, Taninthayi Regions and Kachin, Shan, Chin, Rakhine, Kayah, Kayin, Mon States with likelihood of regionally and isolated heavyfalls in some Regions and States from 10 May to (13-5-2022). Occasionally squall with rough seas will be in Deltaic, off and along Rakhine Coast. Surface wind speed in squall may reach (40) mph. Squall with moderate to rough seas are likely at times in Gulf of Mottama, off and along Mon-Taninthayi Coast. Surface wind speed in squall may reach (30-35) mph. Wave height will be about (9-11) feet in Deltaic, off and along Rakhine Coast and (6-9) feet Gulf of Mottama, off and along Mon-Taninthayi Coast.
Due to the Severe Cyclonic Storm “Asani”, people should be aware rain or thundershowers with strong wind and domestic flight, trawlers, vessels and ships in off and along Myanmar Coasts.— Department of Meteorology and Hydrology

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