Cyclonic storm, 'Yaas' may hit Bengal between May 21 and 23

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said a cyclonic circulation has been lying over the southeast Bay of Bengal above mean sea level.

The weather department has warned of another cyclone that is likely to hit the advance over the Bay of Bengal around May 21.

A cyclone is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and expected to hit the eastern coast on May 23, a top official of the Ministry of Earth Science said on Wednesday.

M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, said a cyclone circulation is expected to form over the Bay of Bengal on May 23. "It is likely that it will intensify into a cyclone and hit the West Bengal and Odisha coast," Rajeevan said.

Besides, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said a cyclonic circulation has been lying over the southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood between 3.1 km & 5.8 km above mean sea level.

"Southwest Monsoon likely to advance into South Andaman Sea & adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal around May 21. A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood between 3.1 km & 5.8 km above mean sea level," IMD said.

If the cyclone forms, it will be called 'Yaas', a name was given by Oman.

April-May, the pre-monsoon months, usually witness formation of cyclones on the eastern as well as the western coast.

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  • January 22, 2022

Cyclonic Storm Yaas may hit Bengal between May 21-23

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Cyclonic storm, ‘Yaas’ may hit Bengal between May 21 and 23

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said a cyclonic circulation has been lying over the southeast Bay of Bengal above mean sea level.

The weather department has warned of another cyclone that is likely to hit the advance over the Bay of Bengal around May 21.

A cyclone is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and expected to hit the eastern coast on May 23, a top official of the Ministry of Earth Science said on Wednesday.

M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, said a cyclone circulation is expected to form over the Bay of Bengal on May 23. “It is likely that it will intensify into a cyclone and hit the West Bengal and Odisha coast,” Rajeevan said.

Besides, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said a cyclonic circulation has been lying over the southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood between 3.1 km & 5.8 km above mean sea level.

“Southwest Monsoon likely to advance into South Andaman Sea & adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal around May 21. A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood between 3.1 km & 5.8 km above mean sea level,” IMD said.

If the cyclone forms, it will be called ‘Yaas’, a name was given by Oman.

April-May, the pre-monsoon months, usually witness formation of cyclones on the eastern as well as the western coast.

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