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Cyclone Yaas may hit Bengal between May 21-23, says IMD

New Delhi: In what is going to be the second critical cyclonic storm this week, cyclone Yaas is expected to start forming by May 22 in the Bay of Bengal, informed RK Jenamani, senior scientist, National Weather Forecasting Centre, India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.

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New Delhi: In what is going to be the second critical cyclonic storm this week, cyclone Yaas is expected to start forming by May 22 in the Bay of Bengal, informed RK Jenamani, senior scientist, National Weather Forecasting Centre, India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.

“Low pressure of the new cyclonic storm is expected to start forming in the Bay of Bengal by May 22. May 23 should mark depression stage, and the final cyclonic storm is expected to hit by May 24-25,” he told ANI.

The cyclone Yaas is expected to hit the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal on May 26. Furthermore, both the states are forecasted to experience heavy rainfall from May 22 to 26.

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Speaking about cyclone Tauktae, Jenamani added, “The cyclone Tauktae, has already crossed Gujarat on Monday night (May 17). It is now close to Rajasthan’s Udaipur. The southern area of the state has received heavy rainfall the entire day (Wednesday).”

“The cyclone has now weakened and has reached its point of depression. However, its Remnants are still very active in Northern India; Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, west of Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand,” he added.

Cyclone Tauktae

Tauktae has been the strongest cyclone to hit Gujarat since the 1998 Super Cyclone. The cyclonic storm has damaged several electric poles and tress which caused many major roads in the affected areas to be blocked.

Six relief teams were deployed by the Indian Army who worked inn tandem with the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) and the State Disaster Relied Fund (SDRF) teams in rescue operation.

ALSO READ: Cyclone Tauktae: PM Modi holds review meeting in Ahmedabad to assess damage

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray also held a meeting with this his Gujarati counterpart Vijay Rupani to discuss the effects of the Cyclone on the state.

Gujarat government had started to evacuate 1.5 lakh people from the coastline where the Cyclone made the landfall.

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