#Cyclones

.Balasore, Odisha, India
The Indian Meteorological Department issued a red alert for both West Bengal and Odisha on Tuesday. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • At least one crore people were affected by rough weather conditions, West Bengal CM said
  • "Relief worth Rs 1 crore has been sent to areas affected by the cyclone and high tide," Mamata Banerjee added 
  • Mamata Banerjee will visit areas affected by the cyclone on May 28

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a meeting on preparedness for Cyclone Yaas at Nabanna in Howrah district on May 24, 2021. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Mamata Banerjee will stay at the state secretariat overnight to monitor Cyclone Yaas situation
  • She warned that low-lying areas could be flooded 
  • Cyclone Yaas is likely to hit land on the Odisha coast Wednesday morning 

.Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India
Deputy Director General of the Regional Meteorological Centre Sanjib Bandyopadhyay monitors the progress of Cyclone 'Yaas'. (PTI Photo)

  • Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall in Odisha’s Bhadrak district early on Wednesday morning
  • Over 80,000 people have been evacuated from coastal regions in the state
  • 60 formations of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force have been deployed for post-cyclone rescue and recovery

.Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Rough sea in the Bay of Bengal ahead of Cyclone 'Yaas' landfall at Digha in East Midnapore district on May 25, 2021. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall near Dhamra Port in Odisha on Wednesday
  • Cyclone Yaas has escalated into a 'severe cyclonic storm'
  • Chandbali is likely to witness the maximum damage, IMD Director-General has said

.Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
A police person announces cyclone related warnings at a beach in Puri on May 22, 2021. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Cyclone Yaas has escalated to a "very severe cyclonic storm" according to IMD
  • The state administrations, as well as the central government, are planning for the cyclone
  • It will bring winds of 155-165 kmph with gusts up to 185 kmph

.Delhi, India
Cyclones are named by the regional specialised meteorological centres. (Photo Credit: NASA)

  • Cyclone Yaas is expected to make landfall near the Bengal coast on May 26
  • Its term Yaas is used for a tree that has good fragrance
  • Here are the guidelines that need to be followed while naming a cyclone

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Reportedly, the Met Office has predicted the cyclone to go towards Bangladesh after making landfall in West Bengal. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • 'Yash', the upcoming cyclone, is centred over south-central Bay of Bengal, and can make landfall around May 24
  • The Regional Meteorological Department (RMD) said that it was too early to predict any possible developments
  • Super cyclone Amphan had ravaged West Bengal in May, 2020

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Cyclone Tauktae hit the coast between Diu and Una around 9 pm on Monday and ended around midnight. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Cyclone Tauktae hit the coast between Diu and Una around 9 pm on Monday
  • The cyclone brought gusty winds and heavy rains on the entire coastal belt
  • Mumbai witnessed heavy showers and wind gusts up to 114 km/hour

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Cyclone Tauktae has made landfall, the IMD said on Monday at around 8.40 pm. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Indiametdept)

  • Cyclone Tauktae is an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm'
  • In Gujarat, more than 100,000 citizens from 17 districts had to be evacuated within a five-kilometre radius of the coast
  • Earlier on Monday, coastal areas in Maharashtra received heavy showers as the cyclone drifted towards Gujarat

.Gujarat, India
Mango crops might get affected by Cyclone Tauktae in Gujarat. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Cyclone Tauktae will cross the Gujarat Coast by May 18
  • Lifeguards have been deployed in the coastal regions of Gujarat
  • Farmers fear that Cyclone Taukate may destroy the mango yield