Chennai: Heavy showers took Chennaiites by surprise last night. Met officials say that the city will continue receiving rains till 13 July.
Guindy, Chrompet and Thirusulam near the airport received over 10 cms rainfall. Rains lashed across districts such as Vellore and Cheyyur in Kanchipuram.
In a tweet, Tamilnadu Weatherman posted, “Very High Intensity rains in Central and South Chennai and its suburbs. The rainfall numbers are un-beilevable at such short time…Massive rains. Particularly around the Chrompet belt. This is what was missing for the last one month.”
Regional Meteorological Centre has said that Tamilnadu will experience heavy rainfall until 13 July. Thunderstorms with lightning are likely in isolated places during the said period.
Reports say, Madurai South received eight cms rainfall, Karaiyur in Pudukottai saw seven cms rainfall and Vellore saw six cms of rainfall.
Since the beginning of this month, Ariyalur, Dindigul, Erode, Kancheepuram, Karur, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Perambalur, Puducherry, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivaganga, Theni, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvarur, Tiruchi, Vellore and Villupuram have received more than usual rainfall, reports say.
Chennai should have recorded 90.7 mm rainfall by this time, but has received only 44.3 mm rainfall, which is over 50 per cent lesser than usual, reports say.