Cyclone asani closes in on Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Heavy rainfall predicted

Publish Date: 20 Mar, 2022 |

The India Meteorological Departmentas predicted that a well-marked low pressure area persists over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea. They have claimed that it will move northwards and reach Andaman and Nicobar island and will form into a cyclonic storm by March 21, 2022.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration on Saturday has issued an advisory for fishermen of the coast asking them not to venture into the sea during the period of the cyclone from March 19-22. The administration has been making necessary arrangements to deal with eventualities, which include evacuation of people from low-lying areas.

Government’s response to the calamity

Chief Secretary Jitendra Narain, at a meeting, checked the arrangements of the administration, and requested all the members to ensure that temporary camps are set up to give shelter to those being evacuated and have provisions for food, water and other basic amenities. He has also banned tourism activities in the islands from March 19 to March 22.


IMD has also said that “On March 21, light to moderate rainfall or thunderstorms in most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rainfall are very likely over the Andaman Islands. Light to moderate rainfall at a few places is likely over the Nicobar Islands.”


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