Report of "Thane" at 2.30 pm IST Thursday:
System has moved NW, and lies 250 kms e/s/east of Chennai.Superimposed latest position on yesterday's Map above.
Expect more rains in Chennai as the storm moves NW, forecasted earlier by Vagaries.
Currently at 2 pm (IST) Chennai is a pleasant 22c and overcast with light to medium rains. Winds have notched up to 30 kmph by afternoon.
Very heavy rains and winds expected in Puducherry as the SW segment of the cyclone approaches the region.
Report as on 10 am (IST) Thursday:
"Thane" moves West, draws closer to Chennai, being just 300 kms ESE of the city. (12N and 83E).
Strength maintained at 980 mb, and core surface winds roaring at 130 kmph.
Chennai receiving persistant drizzle since last night. Rain intensity to increase from mid day, with thunder. Wind speed likely to touch 40-50 kmph today.
But, the system likely to start weakening from tonite.
Next update at 12 noon.