Cyclone Yaas: Tidal Wave warning issued for Odisha; Know dist-wise forecast

Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic Storm Yaas over Bay of Bengal is likely to cause high tidal waves and inundate low lying coastal areas of several districts of Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.

“Tidal waves of height 2-4 meters above astronomical tide are likely to inundate low lying coastal areas of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and  Jagatsinghpur districts around the time of landfall,” a bulletin of the IMD issued at 12 noon said.

On the other hand, the INCOIS-IMD joint bulletin has forecasted wave height and swell height for coastal region up to 10 km off Odisha.

Below is the district-wise forecast:

Offshore: High waves in the range of 3.5–5.8 meters are forecasted during 9:00 hours on 24-05-2021 to 23:30 hours of 25-05-2021 beyond 10 km off the coast of Odisha from Gopalpur to Chandipur.

Cyclone Yaas is very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Island around noon of 26th May as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, the IMD said.

Wind Warning for Odisha

Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting 60 kmph is very likely to prevail over North Bay of Bengal and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal along and off north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha–West Bengal–Bangladesh coasts from 24th afternoon.

It would increase gradually becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph from 25th forenoon. It would further increase becoming gale wind speed 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph from 26th early hours over northwest Bay of Bengal and along and off West Bengal & north Odisha and Bangladesh coasts.

It would gradually increase further becoming 90-100 gusting to 110 kmph from 26th morning and increase thereafter becoming 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph at the time of landfall.

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