March 24, 2023

Chennai rain: City receives 18cm rainfall in a few hours | Chennai News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Heavy rainfall has been lashing Chennai and the suburbs since Thursday afternoon with at least two stations recording more than 10cm till 5.30pm.
Bloggers called the cloudburst was due to the easterlies winds and that models did not pick up the sudden downpour.
Many parts of the city, including areas in and around Choolaimedu, Aminjikarai, Nandanam, Anna Nagar, Mylapore, Mandaveli and suburbs like Alandur, Guindy and Meenambakkam, saw a sudden downpour which started around 3pm after the day started with light on and off spells in the afternoon.


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Rainfall till 6.30pm – MRC Nagar 18cm, Nungambakkam and YMCA Nandanam 12cm each, Meenambakkam and ACS College 10cm each, Anna University 8cm, Sathyabhama University 4cm, Hindustan University 4cm, Pallikaranai and Madhavaram 1cm each
With 12cm in less than 24 hours, Nungambakkam on Thursday recorded the highest 24-hour rainfall since 2016. The station recorded 11cm on December 13, 2016. The all-time record is 29cm recorded on December 2, 2015.
Traffic came to a standstill on many roads in the city. The worst affected areas are T Nagar, Eldams Road, Anna Salai, Nandanam, Adyar and St Thomas Mount and parts of North Chennai.
With many roads being inundated in T Nagar, vehicles including ambulances got stuck on the G N Chetty Road, the North Boag Road, the South Usman Road and the North Usman Road.
While many areas were inundated, video clips of rainwater entering offices in secretariat went viral on social media.


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The IMD has forecast thunderstorms with heavy rain likely at isolated places over Chennai and suburban areas in the next two hours.

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