Cyclone Yash Update: Fishermen and sailors in the Bay of Bengal have been warned to return home because the storm is expected to intensify significantly over the next 72 hours.
“According to the Indian Meteorological Department’s forecast, a low pressure area is likely to form in the North Andaman Sea and the Gulf of East East Bengal around May 22,” the Indian Coast Guard said.
The Indian Coast Guard has been issuing warnings from ships, aeroplanes, and remote bases in the aftermath of ‘Cyclone Yash.’ Fishermen and sailors in the Bay of Bengal have been warned to return to shore or seek safety in adjacent ports. The storm is expected to strengthen further in the following 72 hours, according to an official report released on Thursday.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department‘s(IMD) forecast, there is a probability of low pressure region like in the North Andaman Sea and the Gulf of East and East Central Bengal around Suterday May 22, the Indian Coast Guard reported in a statement.
There is a chance of a ‘Cyclone Yash‘ in the Bay of Bengal a few days after the cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea. On Monday night, the cyclone Tauktae struck the coast near Una town in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district, killing at least 53 people all across the state. “Yaas” might become a cyclonic storm in the next 72 hours, according to the Coast Guard.
At the same time, the Meteorological Department stated on Thursday that a low-pressure area will emerge on May 22 over the eastern central region of the Bay of Bengal, which would intensify into a cyclonic storm on May 26 and reach the Odisha-West Bengal coastline areas.
Cyclone Yash the probability of another storm similar to Amphan has to be increased. GK Das, the Regional Meteorological Director, warned that starting May 25, mild to moderate rain is forecast in several districts of Bengal, with heavy rain in some areas. Rainfall intensity may progressively rise, particularly along the Ganges strip.
Sea turbulence has been predicted by the IMD. West Bengal and Odisha fishermen have been advised not to go out into the sea for a few days starting May 23, and those who have already gone out have been told to return. The Indian Coast Guard said it is keeping a close eye on events in the Bay of Bengal and has taken measures.