Cyclone Yaas to turn into severe storm in 24 hrs, 90 trains to Bengal, Odisha cancelled | 10 points

A deep melancholy that shaped over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ and is probably going to turn “severe” in the following 24 hours earlier than it crosses Odisha and West Bengal coasts on May 26 (Wednesday), as per the India Meteorological (*24*) (IMD). Cyclone Yaas will turn into a “very severe cyclonic storm” because it reaches the northwest Bay of Bengal close to the north Odisha and West Bengal coasts on Monday.

As Cyclone Yaas approaches Odisha and West Bengal coasts, the East Coast Railway has cancelled 90 trains working on this route. It is probably going to cancel 10 extra by this night as Cyclone Yaas positive aspects momentum earlier than intensifying into a severe storm, Kaushalendra Khadanga, chief PRO, East Coast Railway, instructed India Today TV.

Currently, Cyclone Yaas is centered over the east-central Bay of Bengal at round 540 km south-southeast of Paradip in Odisha, 650 km south-southeast of Balasore in Odisha, and 630 km south-southeast of Digha in West Bengal. Cyclone Yaas will intensify into a “severe” cyclonic storm in the following 24 hours and “very severe” throughout the subsequent 24 hours.

“Cyclone Yaas is very likely to move slowly north-northwestwards, intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours. It would continue to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach the northwest Bay of Bengal near north Odisha and West Bengal coasts by May 26 early morning,” the IMD bulletin stated.

“Cyclone Yaas is very likely to cross the north Odisha and West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Island around noon of May 26 as a very severe cyclonic storm,” a bulletin from the IMD stated.


1. IMD regional scientist Uma Shankar Das has stated, “We are expecting a very severe cyclonic storm by Tuesday (May 25). We have upgraded the port warning particularly for Paradip and Dhamra in Odisha.”

2. Wind warnings for essentially the most affected districts — Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore and Bhadrak — have been upgraded. The wind pace might be round 150-160 kmph, gusting up to 180 kmph throughout the landfall of Cyclone Yaas.

3. In Odisha’s Puri, Cuttack, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj, the wind pace is probably going to be round 120-130 kmph.

(*90*) anchored at a seaside in Puri, Odisha (PTI picture)

4. Cyclone Yaas is probably going to cross the Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Islands round midday on May 26 as a really severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds of 155-165 kmph, Kolkata’s Regional Meteorological Centre Deputy Director Sanjib Bandopadhyay stated.

5. The coastal districts of Purba and Paschim Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, together with Howrah and Hooghly will expertise mild to reasonable rainfall in most locations with heavy to very heavy downpours in one or two locations from May 25 owing to the intensifying Cyclone Yaas.

6. On May 26, the unfold and depth of rain will enhance with the potential of extraordinarily heavy rainfall in Jhargram, Purba and Paschim Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata in West Bengal, in accordance to the MeT (*24*).

7. Four coastal districts of Odisha — Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur — are probably to be most impacted by Cyclone Yaas, IMD Director General Dr Mrutunjay Mohapatra stated. Apart from wind blowing at 120-165 kmph velocity, Odisha can even expertise heavy rain.

8. Residents of low-lying areas might be evacuated to safer locations as they’re probably to get inundated due to heavy rains triggered by Cyclone Yaas.

9. The Global Forecast System exhibits Cyclone Yaas landfall between Rajnagar (Kendrapada) and Dhamra (Bhadrak) in Odisha. Cyclone Yaas landfall will occur on May 26 morning in West Bengal, bordering Balasore, in accordance to INCOIS beneath the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Armed Forces put together to mitigate the influence of Cyclone Yaas (PTI picture)

10. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has stored 11 transport plane and 25 helicopters prepared to perform humanitarian help and catastrophe aid operations as a part of preparations to cope with the scenario arising out of Cyclone Yaas, officers stated on Sunday.

The IAF airlifted 21 tonnes of aid supplies and 334 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel to Kolkata and Port Blair from three totally different locations on Sunday as the federal government initiated a sequence of measures to sort out the cyclone that’s brewing in the Bay of Bengal, they stated.

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