New Delhi: Indian Meteorological (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that cyclonic storm 'Yaas' will turn into a 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' in the next 12 hours. According to the Met department, the severe cyclonic storm Yass over the East-Central Bay of Bengal is moving northwestwards at a speed of about 9 kmph during the last six hours, focusing on utc on May 24.
According to the Met department, it will continue to move northwestwards and become extremely fast. May 26 will reach near the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal on the morning. According to the Met department, it will cross Paradip and Sagar Island near Balasore as a "very severe cyclonic storm" on the afternoon of May 26. Its speed at the system center is around 55 to 65 kilometers per hour. The update says that the sea conditions are expected to be worse than bad.
Earlier, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik informed the Central government on Monday that the state is fully prepared to deal with the severe cyclonic storm 'Yaas', which may hit Balasore on May 26. Patnaik said this while interacting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah who was reviewing the cyclone situation. CM Patnaik told Shah, "We are fully prepared and our officials are in touch with the central government officials. We will inform you about the requirements".