New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an alert regarding the first cyclonic storm of 2022. The IMD has told that since March 2000, the first cyclone may occur in the North Indian Ocean region, which includes the Arabian Sea. If this happens, the cyclonic storm will be called Asni, which is the name given by Sri Lanka.
According to the new update shared by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday, the low pressure area, which formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, will move in an east-northeast direction till the morning of March 19. It will increase and then move northwards along the Andaman and Nicobar Islands by March 20. The Meteorological Department has told that due to this cyclone, heavy rain is expected in the next one or two days. It is expected to leave mainland India and cross Bangladesh and northern Myanmar on the morning of 22 March.
According to IMD, this cyclone can knock on the coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is likely to turn into a cyclonic storm on March 20 and into a cyclonic storm on March 21. The cyclonic storm will move north and northwest till March 22. In the southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry as well as Karnataka, there is a possibility of rain at some places for the next 5 days. On the other hand, light to moderate rain and snow may occur in some parts of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. It may rain in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.