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Yaas turns into severe cyclone

  • Published at 09:37 am May 25th, 2021
Cyclone Yaas
Satellite image provided by Nasa shows Cyclone Yaas approaching India's eastern coast AFP

Maximum sustained wind speed within 64km of the severe cyclone centre is about 89kph rising to 117kph in gusts

The cyclonic storm Yaas over east-central bay and adjoining area has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and moved northwestwards.

In a special bulletin on Tuesday, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said Yaas was centred about 575km southwest of Chittagong port, 525km southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 490km south-southwest of Mongla port, and 465km south-southwest of Payra port at 9am.

The severe cyclonic storm is likely to intensify further and move in a north-northwesterly direction, it said.

Also Read - State Minister: Bangladesh unlikely to be affected by Yaas

Maximum sustained wind speed within 64km of the severe cyclone centre is about 89kph rising to 117kph in gusts. Sea will remain high near the severe cyclone centre.                                 

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal number two, the Met Office said.    

All fishing boats and trawllers over the north bay and deep sea have been advised to take shelter and remain in shelter till further notice, it added.

The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra are advised to hoist distant warning signal No 2 for Cyclone Yaas on Monday, May 24, 2021 | Focus Bangla

The government has taken adequate preparations to tackle the possible effects of Cyclone Yaas, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Mohammad Enamur Rahman said on Monday.

Also Read - Bangladesh prepared for Cyclone Yaas

Field-level officers of the coastal districts, as well as the local police, Ansar, Border Guard Bangladesh, and Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) volunteers are on standby for emergency response, he said during an official meeting on cyclone preparedness at the Secretariat on Monday.

Cyclone Yaas is not likely to cause any major damage to the coastal areas of Bangladesh, as it has not intensified further and is moving west-northwest, according to the state minister.

“We are free from tension as of now, as the cyclone is now centred about 500km away from the coast of Odisha and 605km away from the coast of Bangladesh. It is likely to move northwest to Odisha.

“We hope the storm will have no major impact on the Bangladesh coast, which is likely if it maintains its course,” he said.

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