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Cyclone Yaas likely to hit Odisha, Bengal coast by May 26 morning

20/05/2021 at 2:44 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 20: A Low pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal around May 22 and it is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 24.

 It would move north-westwards and reach near Odisha- West Bengal coasts around May 26 morning, said the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar today.

Warnings:

Rainfall:

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

Wind warning:

 Squally wind speed reaching 45–55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is likely to prevail over Andaman Sea & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal on 23rd May. It is very likely to increase becoming 50–60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph from 23rd May and further becoming Gale wind speed 65 to 75 gusting to 85 kmph from 24th May over major parts of central Bay of Bengal and would increase gradually till 25th May, 2021.  

Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 gusting 60kmph is very likely to prevail over North Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha – West Bengal coasts from 25th evening and would increase gradually till 26th May, 2021.

Sea condition:

Sea condition Sea conditions will be rough to very rough over Andaman Sea & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal on 23rd May, High to very high over major parts of central Bay of Bengal during 24th – 26th May and into north Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha – West Bengal coasts during 25 th – 27th May. (iv)

Fishermen Warning:

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 & off Odisha coast from 24 th – 27th May, 2021.

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