Weather Update: ‘Yaas’ forecast to intensify as extremely severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours

New Delhi: According to National Meteorological Forecast Center of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), (Release time- 0910 hrs, Indian Standard Time, dated 25.05.2021) Cyclonic storm over East Central and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal ‘Yaas’ (Hurricane Warning-Orange Alert for Odisha-West Bengal Coasts)

Cyclonic storm ‘YAAS’ over east central Bay of Bengal increased in the northwest direction at a speed of about 10 kmph in the last 6 hours and today, May 25, 2021 at 0530 hrs Indian Standard Time, 320 of Paradip (Odisha) Km south southeast, 430 km south southeast of Balasore (Odisha), 420 km south southeast of Digha (West Bengal) and 470 km south south west of Khepupara (Bangladesh) near latitude 18.0 degrees north and longitude 88.6 degrees east The Near East Central and the adjoining West remained concentrated in the Bay of Central Bengal.

It is expected to intensify in the next 12 hours in a north-northwest direction, a highly cyclonic storm. It will continue to move in the north-northwest direction and become dense and reach the Bay of North West Bengal near the Odisha and West Bengal coasts very close to the Chandbali-Dhamra port by the morning of Wednesday, May 26. As a very severe cyclonic storm, it is expected to cross the north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Islands in the afternoon of 26 May, Wednesday.

Warning
Rainfall: North coastal Andhra Pradesh – On May 25, light to moderate rain and heavy rain is expected at many places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at different places.

Odisha
Light to moderate rain at many places on 25 May and heavy to very heavy rainfall in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore districts and heavy rainfall in Ganjam, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj districts, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack on 26 May , Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhargarh and heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at different places in Puri, Khurda, Angul, Deogarh, Sundargarh and May 27 Is expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in northern interior Odisha.

West Bengal and Sikkim
Light to moderate rain at most places on May 25 and heavy to very heavy rainfall at Medinipur, South 24 Parganas and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Howrah, Hooghly and North 24 Parganas districts, isolated on May 26 in Medinipur. Extremely heavy rainfall at different places and heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at different places in Jhargram, Purulia, Bankura, Bardhaman, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Birbhum and Malda and Darjeeling on May 27. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at different places in Dinajpur, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Sikkim and heavy rainfall at some places in Bankura, Purulia, Bardhaman, Birbhum and Murshidabad.

Jharkhand
On 26th and 27th May, light to moderate rain in most places and very heavy rainfall in some places and very heavy rainfall in different places and heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected on May 28 at different places.

Bihar
Light to moderate rain at most places on 27th May and heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at different places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at different places on 28th May.

Assam and Meghalaya
On 26 and 27 May, light to moderate rainfall is expected in most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at different places.

(ii) Wind warning:
The cyclonic wind speed (100–110 km and reaching 120 kmph) is expected to prevail over major parts of the Bay of Central Bengal. It is expected to accelerate to 125-135 km and increase to 140 kmph by the evening of 24 May. The cyclonic wind (speed reaching 50-60 km and reaching 70 kmph) over the Bay of North Bengal and North Andhra Pradesh-Odisha-West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts. Gradually it will increase from the morning of 26 including Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak to 155-165 km over North Bay of Bengal and North Odisha and adjoining West Bengal coasts and increase to 185 kmph and speed up and on the 26th of May. From noon onwards, it will rise over Balasore district of Odisha, reaching 100-120 km and above 145 kmph above the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha and above the Medinipur and 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal from the morning of 26 May. The cyclonic wind speed (reaching 80-90 km and reaching 100 kmph) is expected to percolate over Puri, Cuttack, Khurda, Jajpur districts of Odisha and Jhargram, West Medinipur, North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. . The cyclonic wind speed (reaching 60-80 km and increasing to 90 kmph) is expected to spread near Ganjam and over the remaining interior districts of North Odisha. The cyclonic wind (speed reaching 60-80 km and reaching 90 kmph) will prevail over Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Kinyozhar districts of Odisha and Bankura, Purulia, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia and Bardhaman districts of West Bengal from the morning of 26 May. . During the same period, cyclonic wind (speed reaching 50-60 km and reaching 70 kmph) over Angul, Deogarh and Sundargarh districts of Odisha, Birbhum and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal and Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh Will permeate The cyclonic wind (speed reaching 40-50 km and reaching 60 kmph) is expected to spread over South Jharkhand from the afternoon of 26 May and gradually increase to 90 / – over southeast Jharkhand by evening / night of 26 May. It is estimated to reach 120 km and increase to 130 km per hour and speed up to 70-80 km and increase to 90 km per hour over southwest Jharkhand. Cyclonic wind (speed reaching 50-60 km and reaching 70 kmph) on 27 May in Odisha’s Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Deogarh and Sundergarh districts and West Medinipur, Jhargram, Bankura and Purulia districts of West Bengal. Will permeate above.

(iii) Sea position- The sea position is very high above the west central and adjacent east over the Bay of Central Bengal. It is estimated to be very high to very high during the evening of 25 to 26 May in the northern parts of the Bay of Central Bengal, the Bay of North Bengal and the northern Andhra Pradesh-Odisha-West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts.

(iv) Warning to fishermen- Fishermen have been suggested not to move closer to the Bay of Central Bengal and the Bay of North Bengal and North Andhra Pradesh-Odisha-West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts during 25-26 May by the afternoon of 26 May. .

Those who have gone to the deep sea of ​​the north and the Gulf of adjoining Central Bengal have been suggested to return to the coast.

(v) Thunderstorm warning- Tidal waves of 2-4 meters above the celestial tide are expected to submerge the lower coastal areas of Medinipur Balasore, Bhadrak and 2 meters of tidal waves from the ground. Lower coastal areas of South 24 Parganas, Medinipur, Kedrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts are expected to be submerged during the collision.

Expected loss to the coastal districts of North Odisha, West Bengal and adjoining interior districts of these states

Extensive damage to thatched houses completely demolished / kutcha houses. Some damage to pucca houses.
Potential danger from flying objects
Turning / dismantling of electricity and communication poles
Heavy damage to raw and paved roads
Flooding on exit routes
Interruptions in railways, overhead electrical wiring and signaling systems,
Extensive damage to standing crops, plantations, gardens, fall of green narrows and breakage of palm leaves.
Damage to shrubby trees like mangoes
Small boats may differ from country craft moorings
Visibility badly affected
Suggested steps for the coastal districts of North Odisha, West Bengal and adjoining interior districts of these states

Fishing and movement of ships suspended in the affected areas
Ports close to the east coast of India may take necessary precautions.
Naval base operation may take the necessary precautions
Restrict tourism activities in these areas
Evacuation from coastal areas of West Bengal and North Odisha
Judicious regulation of rail and road traffic
People from affected areas should stay indoors

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