New Delhi:

Cyclone Yaas intensified into a really extreme cyclonic storm tonight, mentioned the director basic of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), M Mohapatra.

IMD has additionally issued a red-coded warning alert for the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal.

“The severe cyclonic storm Yaas (pronounced Yass) over the northwest and the Bay of Bengal intensified to become a very severe cyclonic storm,” Mohapatra mentioned.

It may be very prone to transfer north-northwest, intensify additional and arrive close to the north coast of Odisha, close to the port of Dhamra, early Wednesday morning.

“It is very likely that it will cross the northern coasts of Odisha-West Bengal between the Paradip and Sagar islands, near the north of Dhamra and the south of Balasore, during noon on Wednesday 26 May as a very severe cyclonic storm,” he mentioned. The Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD mentioned.

The cyclone is being tracked by Doppler climate radar on Paradip, he added.

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