Cyclone Yaas crossing beach towns in Odisha; likely to reach Jharkhand tomorrow morning

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Published: May 26,2021 02:34 PM
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Cyclone Yaas is crossing the Odisha border south of Balasore and will reportedly reach Jharkhand on Thursday morning

May 26, 2021: Cyclone Yaas is crossing the Odisha border south of Balasore and will reportedly reach Jharkhand on Thursday morning, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).



IMD Director General of Meteorology Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informed the media that the cyclone has caused extremely heavy rainfall in Odisha in the last 24 hours and northern and coastal parts of the state are expected to receive heavy rainfall.



The cyclone – estimated 120-140 kmph wind speed – made landfall at around 9 am today between Dhamra and Balasore in Odisha.



Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena informed, “It’s expected that by around 1 pm, the tail end of the cyclone will also be completely moving to landmass. It is making landfall between Dhamra and Balasore.”



At around 12:30pm, the IMD informed that the cyclone was likely to move north-northwesternwards and weaken gradually into a severe cyclonic storm in the next three hours and into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent six hours.



The IMD’s hourly bulletin further informed that the wind speed will gradually decrease, becoming 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 kmph during the next three hours and 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph during the subsequent six hours.