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Cyclone Yaas Heading Towards Paradip, Kendrapada To Be Worst Hit


Bhubaneswar24/5/231:: With the Cyclone Yaas coming into existence in the Bay of Bengal, now all reputed models the world over have concluded that this very severe cyclonic storm will make landfall at around 21deg North latitude and 87-degree longitude.

The release of latitude and longitude of the Landfall place has made it crystal clear that very severe cyclonic storm Yaas with a knocking downwind speed of 150kmph cross the Odisha coast between Kendrapada and Balasore. The system from the next 12 hours Will be towards Paradip in Odisha.The latitude and longitude data clearly rules out landfall in West Bengal

Cyclone Yaas Latest Satellite Image

Model Unanimity

From IMD-GFS to US-GFS, ECMWF, Japan Metrological Agency, Germany Weather Agency, American Navy, JTWC, all are of the opinion that charting a north-west course, Cyclone Yaas will make landfall at around 21deg North and 86.9 deg East. ( Means between Kendrapadaand Balasore).

Cyclone Yaas Impact On Odisha

Odisha has no luck on its side this time, unlike May 2020. The path of this very severe cyclonic storm will be heaping miseries on Odisha.

As per model data, the Cyclone Yaas will stay in Odisha for full 24-hours.

While it is predicted to make landfall in the morning hours of Wednesday (May 26), the storm is predicted to make exit from Odisha to Jharkhand in the morning hours of May 27 (Thursday).

The windspeed of Yaas then is predicted to remain at around 85 kmph.

District Wise Impact

Cyclone Yaas’ first rain and wind will be felt in Ganjam-Gajapati, when in morning hours on May 25, the wind speed may touch 60kmph (gusting).

  • Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Balasore will see wind speed of 137 kmph on May 26 early morning hours.
  • RAIN: Will start in Puri at around 9:30 hours in the night of May 25.
  • Heavy rain in Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapadafrom 2:30 hours in the night of May 25.
  •  Morning: Kendrapada will record very heavy rain at the rate of 20mm per hour.
  • The rain in Kendrapada will become extremely heavy (40-50mm/hr).
  • Bhadrak and Balasore will receive around 30mm/hour.
  • Though Cuttack and Bhubaneswar will be receiving around 5mm rain per hour on May 26 morning.
  • But by noon, the rain will be heavy at the rate of 14mm/hour.

Status Of Cyclone Yaas Today

Cyclone Yaas is moving in north west direction. In last 12 hours, the system has moved 055 degrees at the rate of 13kmph.

It will continue its northwest ward movement in next 12 hours. The system will be moving towards Paradip area, says JTWC.

The structure of Cyclone Yaas reveals that it’s south west and north west arm are packed with knocking down wind and intense rain bearing clouds.

For this reason, south Odisha to witness first the signs of Cyclone approaching Odisha coast.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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