Asani, a severe cyclonic storm, is located 260 kilometers southeast of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, 300 kilometers south of Visakhapatnam, 490 kilometers south-southwest of Gopalpur, Odisha, and 570 kilometers south-southwest of Puri, Odisha. Cyclone Asani, which is moving northwest at 10 kmph, is expected to strike the north Andhra coast and the adjacent Odisha coast tonight.
Following that, Cyclone Asani is expected to recurve north-northeastwards and move into the northwest Bay of Bengal, off the shores of North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. It is unlikely to make landfall, and in the next 24 hours, it is forecast to deteriorate into a cyclonic storm.
Over coastal Andhra Pradesh, the weather system is expected to provide mild to moderate rainfall in a few locations, with heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated areas. From Thursday evening, heavy rain is expected in isolated areas across coastal Odisha.