Bhubaneswar: Several districts of Odisha are likely to experience heavy rainfall from May 25 under the impact of probable cyclonic storm Yaas, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today.
The IMD has also issued yellow warning for north coastal districts. Wind speed on and off the coastline likely to increase from May 24 evening, it added.
Earlier, on Friday, the Centre issued guideline to ramp up health infrastructure in coastal areas on the east coast of the country in the wake of Cyclone Yaas, which is expected to make landfall near West Bengal and Odisha on May 26.
TheIMD has informed that a low pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal around May 22. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 24. The weather department has said that the storm is very likely to move northwestwards and reach north Bay of Bengal near Odisha-West Bengal Coast around May 26.