[Watch] Rain starts in coastal belts of Odisha ahead of Cyclone Yaas

Bhubaneswar: As the Cyclonic storm Yaas over Bay of Bengal is advancing towards surface, under its influence rain started in coastal belts of Odisha today afternoon.

The people in Konark, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Paradip witnessed rainfall that occurred ahead of Cyclone Yass, which is laying centred about 520 km south-southeast of Paradip  at 11.30 AM today.

According to India Meteorological Centre, Cyclonic storm YAAS likely to intensify further and cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Islands around Balasore, during noon of 26th May as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm.

The wind speed reaching 155-165 kmph gusting upto 185 kmph likely to prevail along and off Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore districts, and 90-120 kmph gusting to 145 kmph over Khordha and Puri districts at the time of landfall.

The tidal waves of height 2-4 meters above astronomical tide are likely to inundate low lying coastal areas of Jhargram, south 24 Parganas, Medinipur in West Bengal and Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsighpur districts of Odisha around the time of landfall.

 

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