View of Tropical Cyclone Thane (06B) at Peak Intensity11.5N 80.0E
Tropical Cyclone Thane (06B), located approximately 110 nm southwest of Chennai, India, has made landfall and tracked westward at 08 kts over the past six hours.
Animated infrared satellite imagery shows rapidly warming convective tops and feeder bands significantly unraveled and fragmented. The system is expected to rapidly decay due to land interaction and dissipate by TAU 12.
The main and enhanced images show the system at peak intensity on December 29th as the first Very Severe Cyclonic Storm of the season, with 1-minute sustained wind speeds of 150 km/h (90 mph).