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Thunderstorms with lightning likely to lash Telangana for next two days

Several districts of Telangana are expected to be lashed by rain and thunderstorms during the next 4-5 days due to the severe cyclonic storm Asani.

Telangana is likely to experience thunderstorms and lightning during the next two days, according to Hyderabad Meteorological Center Director Naga Ratna.

Senior Scientist RK Jenamani from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed earlier on Monday that the severe cyclonic storm ‘Asani’ will most likely recurve over the sea away from the coast, and would not cross Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, or West Bengal.

In advance, the weather department forecast that heavy rainfall could be expected in some coastal districts of Odisha from May 10 on.

Fishing has been advised against in the deep sea area over the central parts of the Bay of Bengal from May 9-10 and over the northwest bay of Bengal from May 10-12.

Due to the Cyclone, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has put its employees on alert, as well as its disaster management teams.

An official said at least 11 fishermen from Odisha were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard on Monday after they were stranded for around eight hours in the rough sea due to the severe cyclone ‘Asani’.

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At 2.30 p.m. on Monday, the cyclonic storm system was about 410 km southeast of Visakhapatnam and 590 km south of Puri, moving north-westward with a sustained surface wind speed of 100-110 kph gusting to 120 kph.

During the day, it rained heavily to moderately in Odisha and West Bengal.

On Monday morning, Kolkata and its surrounding areas were hit by a downpour, which flooded streets and caused traffic jams in many parts of the city.

A suspension of tourism activities in coastal areas and on sea beaches was also recommended until May 13.

Sri Lanka named Cyclone Asani, which means “wrath” in Sinhalese.





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