Cyclone 'Yass' likely to impact NE states on May 27
No sooner did Cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc along the western coast of India, another cyclone - 'Yass,' has started building up in the Bay of Bengal, which will likely impact a few northeastern states.
The cyclone, rumoured to be more powerful than Amphan which hit the coast in May 2020, is likely to hit the east coast on May 27, 2021.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Wednesday, warned of an intensifying cyclonic storm, stating that a low-pressure area is likely to form over the north Andaman Sea and the adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal on May 22.
“It is very likely to intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 72 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards and reach West Bengal-Odisha coasts around 26th May evening,” the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD stated.
“Southwest Monsoon likely to advance into South Andaman Sea and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal around May 21. A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood between 3.1 km and 5.8 km above sea level,” IMD added.
The Indian Meteorological Department(IMD), further stated that states like Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, and Meghalaya are likely to witness a heavy storm-like rainfall on May 25, due to the influence of the cyclone.
Meanwhile, the severity of Cyclone Yass has taken the internet by storm as concerns were raised following the damage Cyclone Tauktae left along the western coast.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
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