Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for ASANI-22
in India

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone ASANI-22 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000883
Name ASANI-22
Glide number: TC-2022-000229-IND
From - To 07 May - 11 May
Exposed countries India
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 120 km/h Category 1
Maximum storm surge 0.8 m (12 May 06:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (India)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 65 km/h 0.8 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 130 km/h 0.6 m 590 mm 0.5
GFS 140 km/h 0.8 m 574 mm 0.5
ECMWF 58 km/h 0.6 m 691 mm 0.5
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India - Tropical Cyclone ASANI (ECHO 10 May 2022)Tue, 10 May 2022 11:34

  • A tropical cyclone called ASANI formed over the southern Bay of Bengal on 7 May and moved north-west towards central-eastern India. On 10 May at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 260 km south-east of Kakinada City (northern coast of Andhra Pradesh State,) with maximum sustained wind of 120 km/h. 
  • ASANI is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm as it approaches the central-eastern coast of India. It is expected to move over the western Bay of Bengal and pass close to Kakinada City on 11-12 May, with maximum sustained winds up to 95 km/h. Thereafter, it is likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move towards the north-western Bay of Bengal. 
  • According to media, heavy rainfall and high waves have been reported across coastal Andhra Pradesh, and flight cancellations have occurred. Disaster response force teams have been dispatched for rescue and relief operations in coastal Andhra Pradesh.
  • On 10-11 May, moderate to locally heavy rainfall, and strong winds are forecast over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha States. 
India - Tropical Storm ASANI, update (ECHO 11 May 2022)Wed, 11 May 2022 11:48

  • Tropical storm ASANI is moving towards the northern coast of Andhra Pradesh State (central-eastern India), and on 11 May at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 30 km south-east of Bapatla Municipality (northern coast of Andhra Pradesh), with maximum sustained wind of 93 km/h. 
  • ASANI is forecast to make landfall in the morning of 11 May in an area between Bapatla and Machilipatnam (northern Andhra Pradesh), with maximum sustained winds between 75-95 km/h. After that, it is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression, and on 12-13 May it will recurve and move north-eastwards, passing between the Cities of Guntur and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. 
  • Red alerts for heavy rainfall and strong winds have been issued for districts in coastal Andhra Pradesh. On 11-12 May, strong winds, high waves, and moderate to heavy rainfall are forecast over coastal Andhra Pradesh and the southern coast of Odisha.
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