Cyclone Yaas To Intensify Into Severe Cyclonic Storm In Next 24 Hours
After Tauktee, Cyclone Yaas to hammer India's coastline in ten days, IMD issues rainfall warning for West Bengal, Odisha and six other states
After Tauktee, we now have Cyclone Yaas all set to wreak havoc on India’s coastline in ten days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the cyclone is all set to intensify into a ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ in the next 24 hours. They also issued a rainfall warning for West Bengal and Odisha.
Deep Depression over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ and about 600 km of Port Blair. To intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours and into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/HfREdsMtOL
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 24, 2021
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting via video conference with the chief ministers of Odisha Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands to review preparations in view of Cyclone Yaas.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah holds meeting via video conference with the chief ministers of Odisha
Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands to review preparations in view of #CycloneYaas pic.twitter.com/KKdQVek6ie
— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2021
The IMD added Yaas is likely to make landfall on May 26 evening between Paradip in Odisha and Sagar islands in West Bengal. It will soon intensify into a severe cyclonic storm’ with wind speed ranging from 155kmph to 165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph.
NDRF DG SN Pradhan Monday said the agency has committed 99 teams across Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in view of cyclone Yaas. Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea. The state has ordered the evacuation of people from low-lying areas.