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Landfall process of “very severe” cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ in Bay of Bengal has completed and it has weakened into “severe cyclonic” storm

Bhubaneswar:26/5/21: The landfall process of “very severe” cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ in Bay of Bengal has completed and it has weakened into “severe cyclonic” storm.’Yaas’ (pronounced ‘Yass’), which is crossing between Dhamra and Balasore in Odisha, weakened into a severe cyclonic storm and lay centered at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday over north coastal Odisha near latitude 21.45 and longitude 86.8oe, about 15 km west-southwest of Balasore, said the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The cyclone moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 13 kmph during the past six hours.

As per the IMD forecast, the wind speed of the storm will decrease gradually becoming 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph during the next three hours and 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph during the subsequent six hours.

The storm is bringing in light to moderate rainfall at most places in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rains at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over north interior part of the state during next 24 hours and heavy to very falls at isolated places over coastal regions during next 12 hours.

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Tidal waves of height 1-2 meters above astronomical tide are likely to inundate low-lying areas of Balasore, Bhadrak, Medinipur, and South 24 Parganas districts during the next 2-3 hours and decrease gradually thereafter, said the IMD.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over West Bengal’s Medinipur, Jhargram, Bankura, and heavy falls at isolated places over South 24 Parganas, Purulia, Nadia, Murshidabad, East Bardhaman, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Haldia, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong districts on Wednesday.

The cyclone is also bringing in light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy falls at isolated places in Jharkhand on Wednesday and Thursday.

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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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