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After severe cyclonic storm Tauktae has passed the west coast, another cyclone - Yass - is likely to hit India. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that Cyclone Yaas may hit east coast on 26 May. Less than a week after the stormy Cyclone Tauktae battered Maharashtra, Ggujarat and other states of India, another low-pressure cyclone is getting ready to hit the Bay of Bengal.
As per the early forecasts by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the low-pressure area is likely to develop over the east-central or central Bay of Bengal on Saturday, May 22. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the low-pressure area may develop into a cyclone by May 26.
India Meteorological Department has said ‘a low pressure area very likely to form over North Andaman Sea & adjoining East Central Bay of Bengal around 22nd May. It is very likely to intensify gradually into a Cyclonic Storm by 24th May & move northwestwards & reach near Odisha- WB coasts around 26th May morning’. ‘Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places very likely to commence in the coastal districts of West Bengal from 25th May with significant increase in spatial extension and intensity subsequently over the districts of Gangetic West Bengal’, it added
IMD also said that the sea conditions will be rough to very rough over Andaman Sea & adjoining East Central Bay of Bengal on 23rd May, high to very high over major parts of Central Bay of Bengal during 24-26 May & into North Bay of Bengal & along & off Odisha – West Bengal coasts during 25-27 May.