#Cyclone Yaas : Begins Landfall Process, Hits Odisha Coast, Heavy Rains Lash West Bengal

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Cyclone Yaas has begun the landfall process, the India Meteorological Department said in the morning . The location of the landfall is north of Dhamra and south of Bahanaga, close to Bahanaga block, on the coast, around 50 km of Balasore, an official said. The wind speed during landfall was at 130-140 kmph, gusting to 155 kmph, as per Doppler radar data.

The cyclone apparently crossed north Odisha coast about 20 km south of Balasore from 10:30 am to 11:30 am today with wind speed of 130-140 kmph gusting to 155 kmph. It then moved northwestwards & lay centred at 11:30 am over north coastal Odisha about 15 km south-southwest of Balasore, said IMD

North Odisha and coastal Odisha expected to receive heavy to extremely heavy rain today.

West Bengal is expected to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall today. Jharkhand will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall today & tomorrow with extremely heavy rainfall in isolated places.

Meanwhile, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has cancelled 6 flights between Mumbai to Bhubaneswar and Kolkata. Flights to other regions continue to operate on schedule. The flights were cancelled following the landfall of Cyclone Yaas at 9 am today at Odisha.

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