Cyclone News Live Updates: IMD says it won't be a cyclone, to cross Myanmar coast as a deep depression - The Economic Times

A cyclonic storm brewing over the North Andaman Sea on Monday skirted the Andaman Islands and was headed for a landfall near the port city of Thandwe in Myanmar, the India Meteorological Department said.The weather system, which had developed as a low pressure area last week, intensified into a deep depression on Monday, prompting the weather office to sound a pre-cyclone watch for the Andaman Islands."It is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours," the IMD said in a bulletin at 9 pm.The weather system will be named Asani, as suggested by Sri Lanka, once it turns into a cyclonic storm."It would continue to move nearly northwards away from Andaman Islands and cross Myanmar coast between latitude 18 Degree North & 19 Degree North around Thandwe (Myanmar) during early hours of March 23," according to a national bulletin issued by the IMD.Gale winds will pick up and remain in the range 65 to 75 kms/hr, gusting to 85 kms/hr close to the Andaman and Nicobar islands, east-central Bay of Bengal and the north Andaman Sea till Wednesday, weather scientists said.

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