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Cyclone Yaas Update: Changes landfall location from Balasore to Purba Medinipur in West Bengal

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With less than 48 hours being left for the formation of a low-pressure area over east-central Bay of Bengal, the world’s top cyclone forecasting agency, the ECMWF, based on the sea conditions as of today (May 21), has changed the landfall place from Bhadrak – Balasore in Odisha to Purba Medinipur in West Bengal.

Moreover, INCOIS-the country’s top ocean research agency, based on sea conditions today, has also changed the landfall place from north Odisha to Purba Medinipur in West Bengal.

Estimating from the above predictions, It is most likely that Odisha will be off the hook of Cyclone Yash.

Why change in Landfall place?

As per the models, the very severe cyclonic storm Yaas will chart a northwest course after intensification on May 24.

But by the evening of May 25, the system will curve a little and move in the north-northwest direction. 

And during the hours of 11-12 on May 26, the system will make landfall between Purba Medinipur and South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, predict both ECMWF and INCOIS.

Cyclone YAAS Wind Speed

The season’s first cyclone in BoB, named Yaas will intensify to a very severe cyclonic storm on May 25. The gusting wind speed, when the system is still in the sea, is projected to remain at around 190kmph.

But model forecasts show, during landfall in West Bengal, the gusting wind speed is predicted to fall around 130-140kmph.

Impact On Odisha

Based on the forecast that took the sea conditions today, and given the change in landfall place, the following districts in Odisha will witness stormy wind on May 26.

The districts are Cuttack, Khurda, Puri, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.

Wind Speed District Wise

  • Cuttack: Around 60 kmph gusting wind.
  • Khurda: Gusting wind speed of around 40kmph.
  • Bhubaneswar: The gusting wind speed on May 26 morning will range from 60-70kmph.
  • Puri: Gusting wind speed will be around 70kmph.
  • Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada: The gusting wind speed will be 70 kmph.
  • Bhadrak: The gusting speed will be 70-80kmph.
  • Balasore: The gusting wind speed in the morning of May 26 will touch 100kmph.
  • Mayurbhanj: The gusting wind speed is predicted to remain at around 80kmph.

Rainfall District Wise

MAY 25: Heavy rain to lash the districts of Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore. Rain will start in the districts from 11:30 at night hours on May 25.

While few places across the Puri coast will receive as high as 50mm rainfall in 24 hours, the prediction is places like Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada will receive 30 mm rain in 24 hours.

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