POSITION of "Laila" NEAR 13.6N 81.7E. Winds at 65 knts and pressure 974 mb.
TC 01B HAS RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS (35 TO 65 KNOTS).ANIMATED WATER VAPOR IMAGERY INDICATES GOOD RADIALOUTFLOW.
FORECAST TO TURN NORTHWARD TO NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD NOW ONWARDS IN RESPONSE TO AN
Note from a reader (Pradip):Chennai has BEEN BATTERED BY THE RAIN SINCE LAST EVENING, AND recorded 8.19 CM. And till now 12:27pm rainfall is continuing.
Rainrate will reduce towards late evening as "Laila" re-curves and moves North-North-East. Then the heavy rains would bre in the coastal A.P. regions. See actual rain map below.