Cyclone Yaas: Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara,Bhadrak & Balasore districts of Odisha to be most affected says IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

New Delhi: Wind speed to increase after midnight of May 25 & reach around 120-130 kmph by the next morning (May 26). Maximum wind speed to be between 155&185 kmph when it hits the coast. Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara,Bhadrak&Balasore to be most affected says IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara & Jagatsinghpur likely to witness sea waves of 2-4 metres high due to CycloneYaas says IMD DG.

At 0830 IST,CS ‘Yaas’ centred near 16.4°N/89.6°E, 630 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha). Would intensify further into SCS during next 12 hours and into a VSCS during subsequent 24 hours, to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts b/w Paradip and Sagar islands around 26th noon

Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places over coastal Odisha on May 24, with heavy to very heavy rainfall in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Keonjhargarh.

Heavy falls at isolated places in Puri, Khurda, Angul, Deogarh, Sundergarh, Odisha on May 26 and heavy rainfall at isolated places in north interior Odisha on May 27.