Bengal, May 19: The weather department has warned of another cyclone ‘Yaas’ that is likely to hit the advance over the Bay of Bengal around May 21.
A cyclone is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and expected to hit the eastern coast on May 23, a top official of the Ministry of Earth Science said on Wednesday.
Besides, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said a cyclonic circulation has been lying over the southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood between 3.1 km & 5.8 km above mean sea level.
“Southwest Monsoon likely to advance into South Andaman Sea & adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal around May 21. A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal & the neighbourhood between 3.1 km & 5.8 km above mean sea level,” IMD said.
If the cyclone forms in the Bay of Bengal, it will be called ‘Yaas‘, a name was given by Oman.
April-May, the pre-monsoon months, usually, witness the formation of cyclones on the eastern as well as the western coast.
May 2020 saw two cyclones — super cyclonic storm Amphan and severe cyclonic storm Nisarga — which hit the eastern and western coast, respectively.