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Sanjeev Kumar Patro

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  • The US-GFS model also clearly mentions that by midnight today, Cyclone Yaas will move very close to Kendrapada and the system will cross the land of Odisha coast in the Bhadrak-Balasore districts.

Bhubaneswar: In a major change in its prediction, the Joint typhoon Warning centre (JTWC) has recently changed the landfall place of Cyclone Yaas.

In its latest bulletin, the JTWC has observed that Cyclone Yaas will make landfall at the mouth of Budhabalanga river estuary. The latitude and longitude it mentioned of are 21 deg North and 87.5 deg East.

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The coordinates it released corresponds to the coordinates of Balasore district.

Earlier today the well known cyclone prediction centre has made a forecast that Cyclone Yaas will be making landfall near Bhitarkanika National Park .

However, the other reputed forecasting agencies stick to their landfall prediction. The details given below.

Model Forecasts

The US-GFS model also clearly mentions that by midnight today, Cyclone Yaas will move very close to Kendrapada and the system will cross the land of Odisha coast in the Bhadrak-Balasore districts.

ECMWF: The latest forecast by top agency shows that Cyclone Yaas will be crossing the land along the coast of Bhadrak district.

UK Metrology: The Prediction by this ace agency is cyclone Yaas with a central pressure of around 960mb will cross the Bhadrak coast at around afternoon hours ( 2:30pm).

AccuWeather: The forecast by AccuWeather met scientists locates the landfall place of Cyclone Yaas as between Kendrapada and Bhadrak.

Danger Zone Of Yaas

A look at the structure of the cyclone tells all.

Walking towards Odisha coast at speed of 10-11kmph, the consolidation phase of  Yaas continues in Bay of Bengal.

Since Cyclone Yaas' birth took place as Monsoon depression, weather scientists say it will be carrying more intense rain-bearing clouds. And the landfall region will witness intense rains.

  • The big observation for the disaster management authorities in Odisha is,  the western arm of the cyclone Yaas has a high consolidation of deep rain-bearing clouds.
  • Means the places to the west of the eye of cyclone Yaas are going to record pounding rains and knocking down winds.
  • The districts enroute  to the west side of Cyclone Yaas are going to witness the maximum disastrous impact.
  • The districts of Sundargarh, Angul and Deogarh will also record heavy rainfall at a few places on May 26.

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