“Thane” : precariously close to coastline South of Chennai near Puducherry.
Just about 175 kms away from the coastline, at 81E, the strength has marginally weakened to 984 mb, not much to physically affect the strength, as winds are maintained at 14o kmph.
Map shows the latest position at 12Z 29th Thursday.
Expect heaviest rains in Chennai from around 6 pm on Thursday evening, and increasing rainfall along the coast.
Winds will be gale force and destructive along the T.N. coast.
Centre expected to cross late tonite just South of Chennai.