Cyclone Yaas: 155 kmph max wind speed during landfall today, says IMD

Bhubaneswar: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas is likely to cross north Odisha coast to the north of Dhamra and south of Balasore during noon with a wind speed of 130-140 kmph gusting to 155 kmph, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its bulletin issued today at 7.30 AM.

“Gale wind speed reaching 130-140 kmph gusting 155 kmph is prevailing over Northwest Bay of Bengal and along & off north Odisha coast and adjoining West Bengal coast including Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore districts of Odisha and east Medinipur and south 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal. Gale wind speed reaching 90 100 kmph gusting 110 kmph is prevailing along & off West Bengal coast including east Medinipur and south 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal,” the bulletin said.

Squally wind speed reaching 100-110 kmph gusting 120 kmph would prevail over Ganjam, Khurda, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj districts of Odisha and Howrah, Hooghly, north 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal till May 26th noon, it said.

Gale wind speed reaching 60-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph would prevail over Puri, Cuttack, Khurda, Nayagarh, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar districts of Odisha till 26th noon. The wind speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph would prevail over remaining interior districts of north Odisha and Bankura, Purulia, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia & Bardhaman districts of West Bengal during the same period.

Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph would prevail over Angul, Deogarh & Sundargarh districts of Odisha, Birbhum & Murshidabad districts of West Bengal and Srikakulam, Vizianagaram & Visakhapatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh during same period.

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