Cyclone Yaas To Intensify by Wednesday Evening; Warnings Issued By IMD

Strong winds at speeds of over 100 km per hour, heavy rainfall, and huge waves at coasts are expected as Cyclone Yaas approaches India.

Srimoyee Bhattacharya

May 27, 2021

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While India was recently faced with the wraths of Cyclone Tauktae, there’s another severe storm brewing. Cyclone Yaas, which originated in the Bay of Bengal, is expected to result in extremely strong winds along with heavy rainfall in the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal. The weather department has issued a warning for coastal areas to be facing two to four-metre high tidal waves due to the heavy storm expected.

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Another strong cyclonic storm called Yaas has now approached the eastern states of India, in Odisha and West Bengal. Cyclone Yaas originated in the Bay of Bengal and will entail very heavy rainfall and tremendously strong winds. It is set to make its landfall anywhere between Sagar Islands and Paradeep, in Odisha on May 26, 2021. Warning for coastal areas to witness massive two to four-metre high waves, due to the cyclone, have also been issued by the weather department.

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During the cyclone, the expected speed of wind is a hundred kilometres per hour or more. In fact, many scientists are fearing that the wind speeds might go as high as 155 to 165 km/hour. Places like Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, and Mayurbhanj of Odisha are expected to be hit the worst by Cyclone Yaas. Midnapore, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly in West Bengal will also endure the most damage due to the severe storm expected.

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The effects of Cyclone Yaas will also be observed at the coasts of Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Yaas may also result in heavy rainfall in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. According to the officials of the Indian Meteorological Department, the storm is to only grow stronger in 24 hours and turn very severe with passing time.

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