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  • A total of 32 teams of NDRF will be mobilised in Odisha for cyclone Yaas

  • Wind speed will be around 1

Bhubaneswar: The developing cyclonic storm 'Yaas' will most-probably make landfall somewhere between Odisha's Paradip and Sagar Islands, the southern-most part of West Bengal. The Director General of India Meteorological Department Mrutyunjay Mohapatra made the major announcement on Sunday.

The cyclone which will hit the coastline as a very severe category storm will have a sustained wind speed of 155 to 165 kmph during the landfall, Mohapatra informed while speaking to OTV

The national weather forecasting agency has confirmed that the cyclonic system which had turned into well-marked low pressure earlier today has now intensified further as a depression and will transform into a cyclone by morning of May 24 (tomorrow).

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Wind speed will increase to 50 to 60 kmph on and off the coast on May 25 and will increase up to 90 to 110 kmph from May 26 morning on north coastal districts. A total area spanning 50 km around the eye of the storm will experience strong winds of around 155 to 165 kmph during the landall. 

Very to very heavy rainfall has been predicted for some north and coastal districts with extremely heavy rainfall of around 20 cm also likely in some places of the districts like Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj. Other adjoining districts like Cuttack, Jajpur are also likely to get heavy rainfall. 

Strong wind and rainfall activities will continue 6 hours before and after the time of landfall. Districts of south, central and east central Odisha including Puri and Khordha may also get rainfall and wind with speed up to 50 to 60 kmph during the peak of the cyclone. 

Strong wind and rainfall activities will continue 6 hours before and after the time of landfall. Districts of south, central and east central Odisha including Puri and Khordha may also get rainfall and wind with speed up to 50 to 60 kmph during the peak of the cyclone. 

Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 23 & 24 May; over north coastal Odisha on 25 May; Gangetic West Bengal on 25-27 May & Jharkhand on 26 May and Bihar on 27 May, the IMD said in its bulletin. 

Scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely falls over Odisha & Gangetic West Bengal on 26 May and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely falls over Jharkhand on 27 May.

Meanwhile, NDRF DG Satyanarayan Pradhan has informed that 10 more teams of the disaster management wing will be airlifted to Odisha for relief and rescue operations during the impending cyclone Yaas. Till now, a total of 22 teams of NDRF have been dispatched to Odisha for the cyclone. 

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