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Researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK examined the 2020 Super Cyclone Amphan - the most costly cyclone to make landfall in South Asia -- and predicted its implications under several scenarios of sea-level rise caused by global warming.
The cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rainfall and extremely strong winds along the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts on Wednesday. There will be heavy rainfall at isolate places in coastal West Bengal as well.
- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest update on Twitter said that the severe cyclonic storm Asani lay about 390km southeast of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh at 5.30pm Monday, and is “likely to weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours”.
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi
Asani, which means wrath in Sinhalese, moved northwestwards on Sunday and lay centered about 500 km west of Port Blair.
- Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim said that the city administration is using lessons learnt from the effects of cyclone Amphan in May 2020 to take measures in wake of cyclone Asani, including keeping electric saws, earthmovers, cranes on standby to clear blockades caused by uprooted trees and other debris.
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi