Yaas to cross Odisha-West Bengal coasts as very severe cyclonic storm

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm “Yaas’ is likely to thunder into the Bengal-Odisha coast between Sagar Island and Paradeep on May 26 after turning into a severe cyclone.

‘Yaas’ is likely to cross the Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Islands around noon on May 26 as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds of 155-165 kmph, Kolkata’s Regional Meteorological Centre Deputy Director Sanjib Bandopadhyay said.

The system currently lay 540 km south-southeast of Paradip in Odisha and 630 km south-southeast of Digha in West Bengal on Monday morning and is very likely to move north-northwest wards and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by Tuesday and into a very severe cyclonic storm by Wednesday morning, IMD said.