The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ (pronounced as ‘Yass’) over East-Central and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards with a speed of about 17 kmph during the past six hours, and lay centred at 0830 hrs on Tuesday over Westcentral & adjoining East-central North Bay of Bengal, Meteorological Centre said on Tuesday.
It said the Cyclonic strom lay centred near latitude 18.3°N and longitude 88.3°E, about 280 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 380 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha) and 370 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal) and 370 km south-southwest of Sagar Islands (West Bengal).
It is very likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 12 hours.
It would continue to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach Northwest Bay of Bengal near North Odisha and West Bengal coasts very close to Chandbali Dhamra port by the early morning of Wednesday.
It is very likely to cross between North Odisha and West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar islands close to north of Dhamra and south of Balasore, during noon tomorrow as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm.