The deep depression over north interior Odisha and South Jharkhand has moved northwestwards with about 7 km per hour in the past 6 hours. The cyclone lay centered over South Jharkhand and the neighbourhood.
The Indian Meteorological Department informed on May 27, 2021, that the system is expected to move nearly northwards and to weaken gradually into a depression during the next 6 hours.
The very severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Yaas, had begun its landfall process and took about 2 hours to complete, informed the India Meteorological Department on May 26, 2021. It was about 30km south-southeast of Balasore. The storm's current intensity is 130-140kmph gusting to 155kmph.
According to IMD, an intense convective cloud mass has already entered Odisha's coast and the area of most intense convection is seen in the southwest sector. The water from the sea has flooded the residential areas in Dhamra of Bhadrak district in Odisha. In West Bengal, a turbulent sea and strong winds are being witnessed in the Digha of Purba Medinipur district.