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Cyclone Yaas intensifies into very severe cyclonic storm, red alert in Odisha, Bengal

The severe cyclonic storm 'Yaas' (pronounced as 'Yass') over northwest and Bay of Bengal intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm, India Meteorological Department Director General M Mohapatra said

twitter-logoPTI | May 25, 2021 | Updated 22:12 IST
Cyclone Yaas intensifies into very severe cyclonic storm, red alert in Odisha, Bengal
The cyclone is being tracked by Doppler Weather Radar at Paradip

Cyclone Yaas intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday evening, India Meteorological Department Director General M Mohapatra said.

The IMD has also issued a red-coded warning alert to the Odisha and West Bengal coasts.

"The severe cyclonic storm 'Yaas' (pronounced as 'Yass') over northwest and Bay of Bengal intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm," Mohapatra said.

It is very likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach near north Odisha coast close to Dhamra port by the early morning of Wednesday.

"It is very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Islands close to north of Dhamra and south of Balasore, during noon of Wednesday, the 26th May as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm," the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said.

The cyclone is being tracked by Doppler Weather Radar at Paradip, it added.

Also Read: Cyclone Yaas: 'Very severe storm' to hit Odisha on May 26; evacuation efforts on

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