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According to a senior IMD official, the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh have been issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the aftermath of storm Asani. Rain pelted areas of Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada district on Wednesday morning (May 11).

Cyclone Asani has shifted its course and will now hit the shore of Kakinada, according to officials.Light to moderate rainfall is expected in Telangana's Nalgonda, Suryapet, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, and Mulugu districts "Dr. Nagaratna, the Head of the Hyderabad Meteorological Centre, informed ANI

The severe cyclonic storm 'Asani' over the westcentral Bay of Bengal weakened into a cyclonic storm after moving west-northwestwards at a pace of 12 kmph for the previous 6 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department. It's highly likely to proceed northwestwards for the following few hours, passing close to the coast of Andhra Pradesh in the West Central Bay of Bengal. It's highly likely to recurve slowly north-northeastwards after that, moving along the beaches of Machilipatnam, Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni, and Visakhapatnam, according to IMD. By this evening, Asani is expected to emerge into the westcentral Bay of Bengal off the shores of North Andhra Pradesh. "It will then most likely continue northeast, approaching the northwest Bay of Bengal. By the morning of May 12th, it is likely to deteriorate into a depression "According to the IMD.