New Delhi, May 10: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday informed that the severe cyclonic storm Asani is 210 km away from the south-southeast of Kakinada and 310 km away from the south-southwest coasts of Visakhapatnam.
The cyclonic storm is likely to reach close to the coasts of Kakinada and Vishakhapatnam by May 11.
The Meteorological department has also predicted that the cyclone will most probably weaken in the next 24 hours and might not make a landfall as there are chances it might recurve off land and move towards the NorthWest Bay of Bengal.
However, there has been a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in certain areas in north coastal Andhra for the next two days.
The weather department has advised complete suspension of tourism activities in the coastal areas and sea beaches.
The fishing operations will also be completely halted over West-Central and adjoining Bay of Bengal on May 10 and 11, and over northwest Bay of Bengal till May 12