The severe cyclonic storm Asani over West Central Bay of Bengal and adjoining area moved northwest, weakened into a cyclonic storm, and now lies over the Andhra coast and adjoining West Central Bay.

It is likely to move in a north or north-eastern direction and weaken gradually into a deep depression during the next 12 hours, the BMD said in the evening.

The day and night temperature may remain unchanged over the country, it added.