As many as four coastal districts- Kendrapara, Jagatisnghpur, Bhadrak and Balasore have been put on high risk zone as the State government braces to tackle the impact of impending Cyclone ‘Yaas’ which is threatening to cause large scale destruction in the coastal belt of the State during landfall on May 26 morning.
Currently, Cyclone Yaas is having marginally unfavorable vertical wind shear. However, just prior to landfall, wind shear will turn supportive and Yaas to attain peak intensity
Cyclone Yaas is likely to hit Odisha's coastline between Balasore and Bhadrak district somewhere near Dhamra, the Director-General of India Meteorological Department Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informed OTV. The storm will turn into a very severe cyclonic storm before making landfall around the forenoon of May 26.
The special weather bulletin issued by the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Monday evening further confirmed the likely landfall area of Cyclone Yaas between Paradip and Sagar islands, around Balasore district.
With the latest update from Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) that the Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall somewhere around Balasore district, the State machinery is gearing up to evacuate vulnerable people from its path.
As many as 52 NDRF teams will be pressed into service in post cyclone rescue and relief operations. 22 teams have already arrived while 30 more will reach the State by tonight.
Coastal districts in the northern parts of the State including Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore and Bhadrak are most likely bear the brunt of cyclone ‘Yaas’ which is likely to hit the coasts between North Odisha and West Bengal on May 26 noon.
As per the prediction of all models (IMD to US, Europe and Japan), Yaas will make landfall between Kendrapada and Bhadrak on May 26 in the morning to afternoon hours.
The Odisha government on Monday instructed the top brass of the State bureaucracy to oversee rescue and relief operation in various coastal districts even as the weather department predicted cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ is most likely to hit the coasts between North Odisha and West Bengal on May 26.
The deep depression over East-central Bay of Bengal, which had remained practically stationary during past 6 hours, today intensified into cyclonic storm. It is situated about 600 km north-northwest of Port Blair (Andaman Islands), 540 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 650 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha) and 630 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal), as per the latest bulletin issued by the IMD.
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The deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Odisha-West Bengal coast on May 26 noon.
The depression over east-central Bay of Bengal, which had intensified into a deep Depression late last night, is very likely to convert into a cyclonic storm by today (May 24).
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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.
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Odisha will see cyclone Yaas rain from the night of May 25. On landfall day, Balasore will record gusting wind at 100kmph. Bhubaneswar may record 60kmph gusting wind.
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