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Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Asani’ has To Weaken Into Depression Off Odisha Coast

Bhubaneswar:11/5/22: The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Asani’ has weakened into a Cyclonic Storm and is to further weaken into a depression after nearing the Odisha coast by the morning of May 12, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.

At around 5.30 am today, the system lay centered about 50 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 530 km south-southwest of Gopalpur (Odisha), and 640 km southwest of Puri (Odisha).

It is very likely to move nearly northwestwards for the next few hours and reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal close to Andhra Pradesh coast. Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve slowly north-northeastwards, move along Machilipatnam, Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni & Visakhapatnam coasts and emerge into the west-central Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh coasts by today evening.

Then it is likely to move northeastwards towards northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast and likely to weaken gradually into a depression by the morning of May 12.

The system is to trigger heavy rainfall (7 -11cm) at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, and Cuttack today and over the districts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore on May 12. Local Cautionary Signal No.3 (LC-3) has been hoisted at Gopalpur port and Distant Warning Signal No.2 (DW-2) at all other ports of Odisha.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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