Cyclone Yaas is set to make landfall on the eastern coast of India on May 26. Cyclone Yaas, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says, has intensified into a “severe cyclonic storm” sometime yesterday and is expected to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Island tomorrow at 12pm (noon). Both West Bengal and Odisha are expected to face effects of the cyclone, and the government is now taking necessary steps before the storm hits. There are several sites and apps that can help you keep a track of cyclone Yaas and monitor its movement in real time. We’ve listed some of them below:
The government’s UMANG app has a separate section that offers all IMD department services, including real-time tracking of the cyclone. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play store and search for IMD on the search bar. The carousel on the homepage also offers a warning of the cyclone Yaas and clicking on it will take you to the IMD section. There’s an option called cyclone that opens up the ability to track Yaas real-time.
Windy.com offers a real-time view of the cyclone, with its accurate location and severity. There is also a timeline that lets you go ahead in time to see when the cyclone will make landfall and how severe its impact will be. Users can see stats on rain, thunder, wind speed, temperature, and clouds as well.
IMD’s Mausam website
This website has been developed by the Ministry of Earth Sciences and it offers users to track the cyclone in real-time. On the homepage, there is an option called cyclone, and clicking on it will take you to a bulletin announcing all the upcoming warnings in the country. There is an option in the side menu called Interactive Track of Cyclone. This lets you see where the eye of the cyclone is currently.
The Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre for Typical Cyclone Over North Indian Ocean — simply known as RSMC — allows real-time tracking of the cyclone Yaas. It is also developed by India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences. Head here to check where the cyclone is at currently.