BB-14 makes landfall in A.P. near Kakinada and Yanam. Officially crossed and making landfall.
But, estimated core winds speed was 30 knts, less than the IMD cyclone norm and in the Deep Depression category.
(Vagaries prediction of Landfall below Cyclone norm was mentioned on 12th December.)
The system weakened due to unfavourable SST and drier air near the coast.
Kakinada received 72 mms from 8.30 am-2.30 pm Monday, and Vizag 70 mms in the same period.
Vijaywada received 242 mms in previous 24 hrs ended 8.30 am Monday, and 14 mms on Monday in 9 hrs.
The system grazed the TN coast and went Northwards due to the favourable upper air divergence.
Expected to weaken fast and track NE inland.
11.30 pm IST