Just like Cyclone Tuktae, which hit the Western Coast of India last week, a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclone, named Yaas.
Cyclone Yaas is likely to hit the Eastern Coast of India by noon, 26th May. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, deep depression is intensifying into a cyclone over the Bay of Bengal. It is likely to hit the coasts of Odisha and Bengal in a severe cyclonic storm.
As per Kolkata's Regional Meteorological Centre Deputy Director Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, the cyclone 'Yaas' is most likely to cross the Bengal-Odisha coasts between Sagar and Paradwip Islands. The storm is likely to hit the coasts at noon on May 26th. 'Yaas' would strike the coasts as an extremely severe cyclonic storm, with wind speeds of 155-165 km/h.
The system lies about 540 km south-southeast of Paradwip, Odisha, and 630 km south-southeast of Digha, West Bengal. It is most likely to turn into a cyclonic storm by Tuesday and a super-cyclone by Wednesday. The winds with speed up to 180kmph might strike the coasts of Bengal and Odisha, with landfall.
On Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting via video conference for discussing the measures required to combat the cyclone 'Yaas'. The panel had chief ministers of the states West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.