Cyclone landfall expected

11 May 2022 / Andhra Pradesh, India

Cyclone Asani is expected to make landfall near Machilipatnam, then move north-northeastwards along Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni and Visakhapatnam coasts until this evening (11 May) before eventually re-emerging into west-central Bay of Bengal by later tonight.

Asani remains a Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained surface wind speed of 70-80 kmph, gusting to 90 kmph.

Once back in the sea, it will continue to weaken — de-intensifying into a deep depression on Wednesday night and then into a depression by the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Isolated places in Odisha and West Bengal are likely to receive heavy rainfall. Owing to the impact of Cyclone Asani's landfall, the IMD has issued a red warning over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, due to the strong likelihood of heavy to extremely heavy rainfall and strong surface winds.


Storm Flag No.7
Wind Speed 18MN
Sea Swell 3.00M
Rolling 5°
Inward movements suspended from 1515 hours on 9 May.
All the vessels awaiting at anchorage, has been advised to drift at OPL.
All the working vessels at outer harbour berths have been vacated (i.e. shifted to anchorage / few shifted to inner harbour).
All the working vessels at Inner harbour berths are advised to double up mooring ropes.
Cargo operations at inner harbour berths continue. However, there may be intermittent stoppages recorded due to rain.

Storm Flag No.7
Wind Speed 18 MN
Sea Swell 3.00M
Rolling 5°
All working vessels have been shifted from berths and advised to drift at outer port limits.
Cargo operations completely suspended till re-berthing of vessels.
Understand port is evaluating the possibilities of re-berthing vessels by this afternoon/evening.

Port shifted all working vessels to outer anchorage from 2000 hours on 10 May. Due to improvement in the weather conditions, port has started inward movements and bringing shifted vessels alongside one by one; inward movements resumed by 0815 hours today.
Great Danger Signal replaced with DS No. V. Moderate rainfall for last 12 hours.

Vessel movements and cargo operations remain suspended. Weather continues to be cyclonic with heavy wind and rains. Flag No.07 hoisted from this morning.

No impact of cyclone at Haldia. Port operations and vessel movements normal.

No impact of cyclone. Port operations and vessel movements normal. Weather is cloudy and raining intermittently.

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