New Delhi | Cyclone Asani: While many states including Rajasthan have come under the grip of heat wave in the month of March itself, on the other hand, the first cyclonic storm of the year 2022 ‘Asani’ has knocked in the southern areas of Andaman-Nicobar! According to the Meteorological Department, Andaman and Nicobar Islands will see heavy rain and strong winds today. According to Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director of the Indian Meteorological Department, the low pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal for the last few days is likely to intensify further today. This low pressure area has moved from South Bengal to the Adaman and Nicobar Islands. It will pass through Andaman and Nicobar and turn towards Myanmar and Bangladesh.
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People are being transported to safe places, ban on going to sea
Cyclone Asani: The administration is on high alert regarding cyclonic storm ‘Asani’. In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the preparations of the administration are in full swing to deal with any situation. People from low-lying areas are being evacuated to safer places. Shipping services have been suspended due to bad weather. Ships, aircraft, helicopters, disaster management team etc. have been kept on standby. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. Work is on for adequate provision of food, water and other basic facilities in the temporary camps set up to give shelter to the people.
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Heavy rain expected in Andaman Islands
In view of the storm, the Meteorological Department has issued an alert saying that, today the wind speed in Andaman can reach 65 kmph to 75 kmph. Which is likely to intensify even further. The sea waves will be high over the Andaman Sea, southeast and east-central Bay of Bengal. Heavy rain is expected at most places in Andaman Islands on Monday. According to meteorologists, till Saturday evening, the depression formed over Southeast and South Andaman Sea is moving northwards at a speed of 12 kmph.
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