Yaas to reach Jharkhand Wednesday night as a severe cyclone

  • | Wednesday | 26th May, 2021

The forecast also indicated squally winds with speed reaching 40kmph to 50 kmph gusting to 60 Kmph which is likely to prevail over southern Jharkhand from May 26 forenoon and increase gradually becoming 90kmph to 120 kmph gusting to 130 kmph over south-east Jharkhand and 70kmph to 80 Kmph gusting to 90 Kmph over southwest Jharkhand by the evening of May 26.

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Bihar reached here on Tuesday to help with rescue and relief operations if and when required in the wake of cyclonic storm Yaas which is expected to make landfall close to Dhamra port on the north Odisha coast on Wednesday morning.

The NDRF teams _ each has 24 members _ were called in as the three Kolhan districts - East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan _ of southern Jharkhand is likely to face the maximum fury of the cyclonic storm.

IMD forecast suggests that the cyclonic storm would approach Jharkhand from the southeastern part (East Singhbhum) as a severe cyclonic storm around 11.30 pm of Wednesday (May 26 ) and gradually reach Khunti district with decreased intensity as a deep depression by the night of Thursday (May 27). It would further move north-west, gradually decreasing in intensity, and reach Gumla district as a depression the same night (May 27). Later, the system would move further northwards and gradually become weak.

IMD`s Ranchi Met Centre forecast widespread heavy rain in several districts, including East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, Seraikela-Kharsawan, Simdega, Gumla, Khunti, Ranchi, Latehar, Lohardaga, Ramgarh, Hazaribagh and  Chatra, in the next 48 hours due to the impact of the cyclone.


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