Bhubaneawar, May 26: The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas centred about 50 km South-Southeast of Balasore in Odisha and the landfall process has commenced around 9 AM, as per the India Meteorological Departement (IMD).
The process will continue three-four hours to complete.
“#CycloneYass Landfall just started at about 9 am. Process to continue for 3-4 hours to complete. North of Dhamra and south of Balasore close around Bahanaga block coast,” tweeted Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena.
As per the latest IMD bulletin, Cyclone Yass will cross north #Odisha-West Bengal coasts to north of Dhamra & south of Balasore during noon of 26th May as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speed of 130-140 kmph.
The Meterorogical Department has forecast the wind speed of the cyclone during landfall to remain around 130-140 kmph gusting to 155 kmph along and off Bhadrak and Balasore districts. Similarly, wind speed likely to remain 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph along and off Kendrapara district. It will decrease gradually after landfall becoming 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph by evening.