Yaas cyclone is more dangerous than Tauktae, will reach Odisha-Bengal coasts on May 26

New Delhi: The deep pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has been converted into a cyclonic storm Yaas (Yaas) and is expected to hit the odisha-West Bengal coasts on May 26 after it turned into a severe cyclonic storm. The Met department has informed in this regard on Monday. Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, deputy director of kolkata's regional meteorological centre, said yas is expected to hit the Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar islands on the afternoon of May 26. It will be a very severe cyclonic storm with winds of 155-165 kmph.

According to the Met department, the pressure area was between Paradip in Odisha and Digha in West Bengal on Monday morning and is expected to move northwestwards and turn into a severe cyclonic storm by Tuesday. According to the department, by Wednesday morning, Yaas could turn into a severe cyclonic storm. An official said the West Bengal government has opened control rooms at the state secretariat Nabanna to monitor the cyclone. He said the coastal districts of East and West Midnapore, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly may receive light to moderate rainfall. Some areas here may receive heavy to very heavy rain from May 25.

According to the Met department, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at most places in Jhargram, East and West Midnapore, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly and Kolkata on May 26, taking light to moderate and heavy to one or two places.

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