These visuals show a tornado spotted at Mahakalapada area of Kendrapara on May 26th as Cyclone Yaas made its landfall in Odisha. The sight triggered panic among locals who captured this nature’s fury on camera. The video, courtesy of DD Odia News, was tweeted by PIB Odisha.
The landfall process has started and the process will take nearly 3-4 hrs, as Yaas is not a fast-moving cyclone. The motion will reduce to half when it touches Odisha landmass.
Heavy rainfall witnessed near Dhamra coast, with wind speed picking as Cyclone Yaas landfall time approaches near.
While INCOIS, ECMWF and ICON predict the landfall in West Bengal, close to Balasore, US-GFS identifies it as Odisha
Cyclone "Tauktae" is very likely to move north-eastwards and weaken gradually into a well-marked low-pressure area during next 12 hours, the India Meteorological Department said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat and Diu on Wednesday to personally review the situation there and the damage wrought by cyclone Tauktae, government sources said.
The Indian Navy has rescued 60 people on board a barge that went adrift in the Arabia Sea near Mumbai hours before a very severe cyclonic storm with winds gusting up to 185 km per hour made landfall on the Gujarat coast, an official said on Tuesday.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport had announced suspension of all air services, initially for three hours from 11 am on Monday due to the cyclone. This was later extended eventually to 10 pm in different phases.
A very severe cyclonic storm with winds gusting up to 185 km per hour barrelled towards the Gujarat coast Monday, dumping heavy rains on Mumbai, forcing the evacuation of over 1.5 lakh people in Gujarat and leaving two barges with 410 people on board adrift in the Arabian Sea.
The Indian Army deployed 180 teams to assist the civil administration in relief and restoration efforts in areas impacted by Cyclone Tauktae.