Cyclone Yaas now 320 km away from Mongla
Published: 10:49 AM, 26 May 2021 Updated: 01:52 PM, 26 May 2021
The Cyclone Yaas that turned into a very ‘severe cyclonic storm’ is now located at Northwestern Bay of Bengal near the coast of North Odisha-West Bengal in India. The cyclone is located 320 km South-Southwest of the Mongla seaport.
The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) informed this in a special bulletin on Wednesday morning.
The special bulletin said the “severe cyclonic storm” Yaas was located 515 km West of Chattogram seaport, 510 km West of Cox’s Bazar, 320 km of South-Southwest of Mongla seaport and 350 km West-Southwest of Payra seaport this morning.
The bulletin further said that the severe cyclonic storm will move further North-Northwest and cross through India’s North Odisha-West Bengal coast by noon on Wednesday, passing through India’s Paradeep and Sagardwip.
“During this, the maximum wind speed is 130 kmph within 64 km of the cyclone center which is will be extending up to 150 kmph.”
During severe cyclonic storm — Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Pirojpur, Jhalokati, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Bhola, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur and Chattogram districts and their remote islands and chars with heavy to very heavy rainfall of 80 to 100 mm or gusty wind may blow.
Due to Cyclone Yaas, the low-lying areas of Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Bhola, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur and Chattogram districts may be inundated with tides 3 to 6 feet higher than normal.