Cyclone Vardah makes landfall in Chennai. Wind speed considerably less, leading edge of the storm inland.
With Heavy rains and strong winds, Trees uprooted in Tada village in Andhra Pradesh. Heavy rains&high speed winds expected to continue for next 8-12 hrs.
Chennai Suburban railway network suspended until further notice.Some trains reaching & leaving Chennai diverted & canceled. Wind speed at present around 100-110 km/hour. While Chennai recorded maximum wind speed of 192 Km/hour: M Mahapatra. Operations at Chennai airport suspended till 1800 hrs ..Jet Airways cancels all arrivals and departures at Chennai.
Chennai’s Hyatt hotel wall cover ripped off. However, Amma canteens to stay open through the day today.