Cyclone Yaas likely to move North-westwards, intensify into cyclonic storm on May 24: IMD

Kolkata, May 22 (ANI): While the extremely severe cyclone Tauktae are still causing rainfall over the north, north-west and central India, another powerful cyclone is brewing in the Bay of Bengal. The cyclone Yaas when it forms is likely to become an extremely severe cyclone by May 25. Dy Director General of Meteorology at IMD Kolkata Dr Sanjib Bandyopadhyay said, “The low-pressure area that will eventually intensify into cyclone Yaas is likely to form on May 22 over the north Andaman Sea and east central Bay of Bengal and by May 24, it will move in a north-westward direction. Cyclone will likely reach close to the Odisha and West Bengal coasts by the morning of May 26. Light to moderate rainfall in coastal parts of West Bengal by May 25.”