Cyclone Ashoni: Depression is developing in the southwest of the Indian Ocean. It could save more energy and take the form of a cyclone that could hit northern Bangladesh and Myanmar next week. The Indian Meteorological Department made the forecast on Wednesday.
If the depression turns into a cyclone, it will be called ‘Asani’. It will form a cyclone on 21st March and will continue to move north and northwest till 22nd March. On the morning of March 23, it will reach near Bangladesh and in the northern part of Myanmar.
The southeastern Bay of Bengal and the adjoining South Andaman Sea may be rough on Thursday and Friday. The meteorological office on Wednesday advised Indian fishermen not to venture into the central Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean, and on Thursday and Friday to the southeastern Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
Possibility to go to Bangladesh and Myanmar:
The meteorological department said the cyclone would gradually move north-northwest until March 22. It will then move north-northeast and reach the coast of Bangladesh and adjoining Myanmar by Wednesday morning, March 23.
Cyclone Ashoni: Heavy Rain Forecast:
However, Light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms will start in the Andaman Sea from March 16. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in some parts of the Andaman Sea by March 19. There may be light to moderate rains in some parts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands between 20 and 21 March. There is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rain in some places.
Warning to fishermen The warning to fishermen is:
Basically, They should not go to the center of the Bay of Bengal and the adjacent Indian Ocean equatorial region on March 16 and to the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea on March 17-18.