Cyclone Yaas likely to hit Odisha-West Bengal coast on May 26


Bhubaneswar: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday warned that cyclone Yaas is likely to hit the coast between Odisha and West Bengal on May 26.

It said a low-pressure system will develop around Andaman Sea and its neighbourhood on May 22.

It will intensify during the subsequent 72 hours and turn into a cyclonic storm by May 25.

“A low pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal around 22nd May.It is very likely to intensify gradually into a Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 72 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards and reach West Bengal – Odisha coasts around 26th May evening,” informed the IMD.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places is very likely to commence from 25th evening over coastal districts of Odisha with significant increase in intensity and also spatial extension subsequently.

The fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea area of central Bay of Bengal from 23rd – 25th May and into north Bay of Bengal along and off Odisha coast from 25th – 27th May.