11pm, #Vardah slowly chugging towards #Chennai.
Now at 200km.
NO weakening seen!
980mb with winds gusting to 138kph.
Sustained winds 100kph ... https://d2jhuj1whasmze.cloudfront.net/photos/original/pPC8Q.gif
GFS suggests that #Vardah will make landfall near or over #Chennai at around 5pm as Severe Cyclone... https://d2jhuj1whasmze.cloudfront.net/photos/normal/pPCm2.jpg
#Chennai - can experience 100 kmph winds after 2pm to 7/8pm on Monday with HEAVY to very HEAVY rainfall. Here's the surface wind forecast ... https://d2jhuj1whasmze.cloudfront.net/photos/normal/pPCuc.jpg
Precipitation forecast suggests HEAVY to very Heavy rain expected during next 24hrs over Chennai, NE Tamilnadu, S Andhra .. https://d2jhuj1whasmze.cloudfront.net/photos/normal/pPCNE.jpg
#Chennai - 11pm, "calm before storm" .. its calm now! but light rains is slowly pushing into city.
Gradually it'll increase towards morning.