Cyclone Yaas: High wave likely to rise up to 20 ft along Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar: High wave along Odisha coast is likely to rise up to 6 metres (roughly 20 feet) due to forecasted Cyclone Yaas over Bay of Bengal, said INCOIS-IMD joint bulletin issued today.

“High waves in the range of 3.3–6.0 meters are forecasted during 17:30 hours of 23-05-2021 to 23:30 hours of 26-05-2021 along the coast of Odisha from Gopalpur to Chandipur. Surface current speeds vary between 50-125 cm/sec,” the bulletin said.

Cyclone Yaas is likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal between Paradip and Sagar Island by evening of 26th May as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm.

Also read– Cyclone Yaas Likely To Cross Balasore Coast Near Chandipur: IMD’s Forecast Track.

Rainfall Warning for Odisha

Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy rainfall in the north coastal districts on 25th May, heavy to very heavy rains at a few places with extremely heavy falls in Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj and heavy to very heavy falls at a few places in the districts of north Odisha namely Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Jajpur, Keonjhar on 26th May.

Wind Warning

Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting 60 kmph is very likely to prevail over North Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha – West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts from 24th May evening. It would increase gradually becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph from 25th May evening. It would further increase becoming gale wind speed 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph from 26th May early hours along and off West Bengal & adjoining north Odisha and Bangladesh coasts. It would gradually increase further becoming 90-100 gusting to 110 kmph from 26th May forenoon and increase thereafter till 26th May evening.

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