Heavy rainfall in Chennai to continue through Thursday

Intense thunderstorms cause heavy rainfall in Chennai and surrounding areas on Thursday leading to waterlogging in several parts of the city. The Mylapore area has recorded a rainfall of 178mm and Redhills recorded 128 mm. Neighbouring districts of Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu are expected to receive very heavy rainfall over the next few hours.

Heavy rainfall began in the wee hours of the morning with the city and neighbouring areas receiving between 150 to 200mm of rainfall. This is reported to be the heaviest rainfall received since 2014. This is the highest rainfall received in many parts of the city in a single day since November 2017.

While the wind speed might not be high, waterlogging, traffic snarls and commuters are facing a harrowing time in several places. Many motorists are stranded, unable to move towards their destinations. Thiruvanmiyur, Egmore and Mylapore are some of the places which have reported heavy waterlogging.

Weatherman Pradeep John known for his apt weather predictions tweeted, “150 mm – 200 mm rainfall has fallen in Chennai City within few hours, there will be water stagnation for a while in City and after few hours the water will drain out.  No city can handle such high intensity downpours.

Drive Safe !!!!”

 

Residents woke up to loud crackling thunder and lighting. The India Meteorlogical Department(IMD) predicts cloudy skies and heavy rains for the rest of the day.

 

 

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