Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Hudhud [nb 1] was a strong tropical cyclone that caused extensive damage and loss of life in eastern India and Nepal during October Hudhud originated from a low pressure system that formed under the influence of an upper-air cyclonic circulation in the Andaman Sea on October 6. The system then drifted northwards towards Uttar Pradesh and Nepal , causing widespread rains in both areas and heavy snowfall in the latter. Hudhud caused extensive damage to the city of Visakhapatnam and the neighbouring districts of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh. Under the influence of an upper-air cyclonic circulation, a low-pressure area formed over the Andaman Sea on October 6. In the early hours of October 8, the JTWC started issuing its advisories for the system as it recorded tropical storm winds at the storm's centre.