Heavy rains lash Chennai, to continue for 2 more days


Chennai: Heavy rains, which lashed many parts of Chennai and its suburbs on Tuesday evening, slowed down to showers today. But the downpour would continue for two more days, say weather experts.

According to IMD forecast, sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy. Light rain is likely to occur over some areas. Maximum and minimum temperature likely to be around 36 and 27 degrees Celsius for the next 48 hours in the city.

Areas including Tambaram, Chrompet, Perungalathur, T Nagar, Choolaimedu, Aminjikarai, Koyambedu, Kodambakkam, MMDA Colony, Nungambakkam, Pattalam, Otteri, Pulianthope, Choolai and Vyasarpadi received heavy rains on Tuesday.

Even some arterial roads were inundates and residents, who became happy with the rains, took to social network sites and posted images of flooded streets in Chromepet.

A bulletin issued by the Regional Meteorological Centre said rains are likely to occur over isolated areas like Perambalur, Ariyalur, Salem, Pudukkottai, Dharmapuri, Nagapattinam and Krishnagiri districts.

Thunderstorms with lightning will likely occur over isolated areas in the state over the next three days. Chennai too, will experience light rain over the next 48 hours.