‘Yaas’ highly likely to move north-north-westwards, Intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 12 hours and into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours
According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ (pronounced as ‘Yass’) over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal – (Cyclone Alert for Odisha – West Bengal coasts-Yellow Message).
GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 24th May. Yesterday’s Depression over east-central Bay of Bengal (BoB) moved west-north-westwards and intensified into a deep depression over the same region in the midnight (2330 hrs IST of 23rd May).
Thereafter, it moved slowly north-north-westwards and intensified into the cyclonic storm “YAAS” over eastcentral BoB in the early morning (0530 hrs IST) of today, the 24th May, 2021.
It lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 24th May, 2021 over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal near latitude 16.4°N and longitude 89.6°E, about 620 km north-northwest of Port Blair (Andaman Islands), 530 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 630 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha) and 620 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal).
It is very likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 12 hours and into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours. It would continue to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach Northwest Bay of Bengal near north Odisha and West Bengal coasts by 26th May early morning. It is very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar islands around noon of 26th May as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm.