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`Yaas` turns into cyclone

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Published: 11:33, 24 May 2021   Update: 12:01, 24 May 2021
`Yaas` turns into cyclone

The depression over East-Central Bay and adjoining area has turned into a cyclone.

The maritime ports have been advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signal number two.

In a special weather bulletin, the Met Office said this on Monday morning.Meteorologist Arif Hossain said the cyclone is likely to make landfall from midnight on May 25.  The cyclone is likely to cross Odisha and West Bengal on May 26 after intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm.

The weather bulletin said at 6.00am on Monday, it was about 675 kms south-southwest of Chattogram port, 605 km south-southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 650 km south of Mongla port and 605 km south of Payra port. Cyclone Yaas may intensify further and proceed north-northwest, it also said.

The sea will remain rough near the depression centre. All the fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.

Indian media said the cyclone is likely to make landfall on May 26 evening between Paradip in Odisha and Sagar islands in West Bengal after intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed ranging from 155kmph to 165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph.

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