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Bengal on high alert, Cyclone Yaas moving fast

By Online Desk , in Regional , at May 26, 2021

Cyclone Yaas has hit North Odisha, and  Bengal has been put on high alert while officials said that it will cross the coast south of Odisha’s Balasore, which is around 150 km south of Kolkata, within the next two hours, with winds up to 140 km per hour and gusts of 155 km per hour. At 10.30 am it was 25 km south-southeast of Balasore.

According to NDTV report it is expected to cross north of Dhamra and south of Bahanaga, which is around 50 km from Balasore, as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ with 130-140 km per hour winds and 150 km per hour gusts. Earlier, 185 km per hour winds were predicted, but this was revised after Yaas failed to intensify past 2 am.

 

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