Seven Indian Navy teams from Visakhapatnam are involved in relief operations in the aftermath of cyclone Yaas in West Bengal.
"7 Indian Navy teams from Visakhapatnam, comprising 2 Diving and 5 Flood Relief Teams (FRT) undertake relief operations in aftermath of impending Cyclone Yaas at 3 separate locations-Digha, Fraserganj and Diamond Harbour in West Bengal," said the Indian Navy on Thursday.
Meanwhile, West Bengal's Kolkata, East and West Medinipur districts are likely to receive moderate rainfall and experience thunderstorm with lightning during the early hours of Thursday.
"Thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall are likely to affect parts of Kolkata, East and West Medinipur districts of West Bengal during the next 1 to 2 hours from 5:55 am on Thursday," according to the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Kolkata.
"The cyclonic storm Yaas weakend into a deep depression and lay centred at 23:30 hours IST of the May 26 over south Jharkhand and adjoining north interior Odisha. It is likely to move northwestwards and weaken gradually into a depression during next 12 hours," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed.
THE CYCLONIC STORM ‘YAAS' WEAKENED INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION AND LAY CENTRED AT 2330 HRS IST OF THE 26TH MAY OVER SOUTH JHARKHAND AND ADJOINING NORTH INTERIOR ODISHA. LIKELY TO MOVE NORTHWESTWARDS AND WEAKEN GRADUALLY INTO A DEPRESSION DURING NEXT 12HRS. pic.twitter.com/bVyybkJYaZ— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 26, 2021