Cyclone Asani: Who Named It, Latest Updates & All You Need To Know

Asani is a cyclonic storm originating in the Bay of Bengal which would hit the Easter Coastal Plains of India, mainly the regions of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Check all the latest updates of this storm below.
Created On: May 9, 2022 14:41 IST
Modified On: May 9, 2022 15:00 IST
Cyclone Asani- All You Need To Know
Cyclone Asani- All You Need To Know

A cyclonic storm that originated in the Bay of Bengal called Asani is moving towards the Indian Eastern Coast (Odisha and Andhra Pradesh), most likely causing heavy rains and storm-like conditions in the two states. Thunderstorms and moderate rainfall is predicted in the West Bengal regions of Howrah, Kolkatta and Hooghly as well. 

The storm Asani was moving west-northwest with a speed of 25 km/hr which reached 120 km/hr in due course of time. Odisha Government has also planned an evacuation strategy for the people residing in the coastal districts. 

As per the weather office of the state, "The system is very likely to move northwestwards till Tuesday and reach west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh & Odisha coasts."

Know all about the storm, who named it and all its updates below. 

Cyclone Asani: Who named it?

Asani is the first cyclonic storm of the season this year. It has been named by Sri Lanka. Asani means wrath in Sinhalese. As you must be aware that the storms are named by various countries affected by it in turns every year. This is why a list of names was released in 2020 consisting of 169 names. 13 names were provided from 13 countries. Since this time it was the turn of Sri Lanka, so the name Asani. 

The next storm that would hit the coasts would be named by Thailand and later by India.  Ghurni, Probaho, Jhar and Murasu are the upcoming names from India.

How are cyclones named?

There are a total of 6 Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) across the world and 5 regional Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres. These are mandated for issuing the names to the storms. 

The arrangement of lost is done according to the alphabetical order of names given. 

The names must be neutral to gender, religion, political issues, cultures etc. It is used in sequence. Also, the designation must be absent from the 6 RSMCs. In case the name has to pass from one waterbody to another, it would not be changed. Also, the name would never be reused. The names can only have a maximum of 8 letters. Naming storms of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea began in 2004. 

Cyclone Asani: Latest Updates

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