Very heavy rains are expected over the North Andaman for the next 36 hours, according to Imd

Cyclone Asani is expected to move along and off the Andaman Islands towards Myanmar and the southern coast of Bangladesh, Indian Meteorological Department Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said. He said the cyclone will not hit the Andaman Islands. The weather system is expected to first intensify into a deep depression and later into a cyclonic storm on Monday. According to our forecast, the weather system would move nearly north along and off the Andaman Islands towards Myanmar and the southern coast of Bangladesh, Mohapatra said. This is evident from the forecast trail, as seen in our forecast trail charts. However, it is likely to have a continued impact in terms of rain, wind and waves, as expected and mentioned in the bulletin, he said. According to a special bulletin released by IMD, the depression over the southeastern Bay of Bengal and the southern adjacent Andaman Sea moved north-northeastward at a speed of 12 km/h. and was centered at 5:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.) IST Sunday over the northern Andaman Sea.

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According to the latest update, the depression north of the Andaman Sea has intensified into a deep depression. It moved 20 km/h in the last 6 hours. It now lies north of the Andaman Sea and adjoins the southeast Bay of Bengal, 140 km east-northeast of Port Blair: RK Jenamani, IMD

# It is heading towards the coast of Myanmar, it is 560 kms from Yangon. This system will become a marginal cyclone by tonight. By noon it will become a cyclonic storm and move along and off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and east of Andaman and Nicobar: RK Jenamani, Senior Scientist, IMD

# So, for all sea areas, including the Andaman Sea and the east-central Bay of Bengal, we have issued a strong warning. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall expected over North Andaman, Nicobar will not experience much rainfall. This is for the next 36 hours: RK Jenamani, senior scientist, IMD

# People living in low-lying and flood-prone areas of the archipelago have been evacuated and housed in temporary relief camps in North and Central Andaman and South Andaman districts, officials said.

# Heavy rain coupled with strong winds battered the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday under the influence of a low pressure system over the northern Andaman Sea, which is expected to intensify into a cyclone in the evening, the Meteorological Department said. Indian. The depression north of the Andaman Sea intensified into a deep depression, moving north-northeast at a speed of 12 km/h, he said.

# Inter-island shipping services and those with Chennai and Visakhapatnam were halted and fishermen were warned not to venture out to sea as the first cyclonic storm of the year approached the archipelago.

# About 150 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have been deployed and six relief camps have been opened in various parts of the islands, officials said. “I urge people not to panic as the administration is taking all measures to ensure their safety. A total of 68 NDRF personnel have been deployed to Port Blair, and 25 each to Diglipur, Rangat areas and Hutbay,” Disaster Management Secretary Pankaj Kumar said. .

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