The deep depression over East Central Bay of Bengal has intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ over East Central Bay of Bengal, IMD sources here today.
The Deep Depression over East Central Bay of Bengal remained practically stationary during past 6 hours, intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ and lay centred at about 600 km north-northwest of Port Blair , 540 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 650 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha) and 630 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal).
It is very likely to move slowly north-northwestwards, intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours and into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours.
Met sources said it would continue to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach Northwest Bay of Bengal near north Odisha and West Bengal coasts by 26th May early morning.
It is very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar islands around noon of May 26th as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm.