Cyclone Thane hits southern Indian coast

Huge waves lash Puducherry beach on Thursday. Squally winds with speed reaching 55-65 kmph are likely along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts, the Met Office says. Photo: T. Singaravelou

With the “very severe” cyclonic storm Thane moving towards Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the weather office has forecast wind speeds of 135 kmph and advised fishermen against venturing into sea