Cyclone 'Yaas' will cross the North Odisha—the West Bengal coast between Paradip and Sargar islands— by May 26 evening as a "very severe cyclonic storm", said the IMD on Sunday.
According to the weather department, the satellite imageries and Ocean Buoy Observations indicated that the "Low-Pressure Area" on Saturday became well-marked over the east-central Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a "Depression".
The "Depression" is likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify into a "Cyclonic Storm" on Monday morning, and subsequently into a "very severe cyclonic storm" in the next 24 hours.
This will continue to move north-northwestwards, intensify further, and reach the northwest Bay of Bengal, West Bengal, and north Odisha coasts by May 26 morning.
The state government, as well as, the centre are preparing for the cyclone which would bring winds with a speed ranging 155-165 kmph.