Severe cyclone ‘Yaas’ hits home stretch, may intensify further

Significant cyclone Yaas lay centred over North-West and West-Central Bay of Bengal about 220 km South-South-East of Paradip and 330 km South-South-East of Balasore Odisha at noon on Tuesday.

The location is also about 320 km South-South-East of Digha and 320 km South of Sagar Islands in West Bengal.

With this, Yaas might have entered the home stretch that would see intensification by another spherical to a really critical cyclone as it races towards the North Odisha coastline, really close to Dhamra port by the early morning of Wednesday.

Could acquire strength

The IMD does not rule out further intensification for the duration of this period as a result of Tuesday evening. Yaas is anticipated to cross the North Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Island close to north of Dhamra and south of Balasore by noon as a really critical cyclone only, the IMD reported.

It could possibly not intensify completely to the future level as opposed to the Arabian Sea cyclone, Tauktae did on the previous leg a 7 days in the past.

Wind speeds are probable to be all around one hundred fifty five-one hundred sixty five km/hr gusting to 185 km over the North-West Bay and along and off the North Odisha and adjoining West Bengal coasts from early on Wednesday morning, and one hundred twenty-130 km/hr gusting to 145 km over Mayurbhanj.

After aiding precipitate the onset of the South-West monsoon over the Bay, what Yaas is probable do with the dynamics of the onset over the mainland along the Kerala coastline continues to be to be observed.

The IMD has reported that the onset is probable to take place on Could 31 with a design mistake of +/-4 times.

‘Impact initially’

Akhilesh Gupta, a former operational forecaster, now a best formal with the Department of Science & Technology, when agreeing that the onset could be all around Could 31, felt that it might interfere with the progress of the monsoon, at minimum at first.

“It is only to be anticipated that Kerala and coastal Karnataka might get rainfall involved with the onset for the initial 3 or 4 times. But it might not previous considerably extended with winds turning north-westerly for a when and we might have to wait around for the future pulse to arrive,” he reported in an informal interaction on the web with weather conditions enthusiasts.