Chennai Records Heavy Downpours and Flooding

Chennai rains break multiple century-long records

Chennai rains break multiple century-long records

Overnight rain due to conditions preliminary to the formation of low pressure areas over Bay of Bengal have recorded the 'heaviest rainfall since 2015' in Chennai through the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. 

Nungambakkam has received the maximum downpour of 215.3 mm and Meenabakkam with 113.6 mm by 8.30 am, Sunday. The rainfall downpour of other areas include Anna University at 164mm, MRC Nagar at 171 mm, and YMCA Nandanam at 157.5 mm. 

The rainfall devastatingly affected North and South Chennai, with particularly more clouds entering further. 

The showers had disrupted daily life functions and chores due to excessive flooding. T Nagar, Vysarapadi, Royapettah, Mylapore and others have suffered water logging. Vyasarpadi Ganesapuram subway and T Nagar Duraisamy subway gets congested and blocked to traffic. 

Tiruvallur collector reports that 3,000 cases of water was released from Poonam Reservoir at 9 am, 500 cusecs from Puzhal Reservoir at 11 am. People residing in the lower banks of river Kosasthalaiyar are advised to stay on alert. 

The met department reported a forecast that the low pressure would form over Bay of Bengal, and likely to move towards the north of Tamil Nadu coast after becoming more marked and heavy low pressure curve.



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