Yesterday saw widespread rains over many places of North & Central Tamil Nadu. The heaviest spells of rains happened the areas along Salem, Namakkal, Perambalur & Ariyalur and Nagapattinam districts.
Last evening many areas of Chennai received rains with the IMD Weather station in Nungambakkam receiving 5.5 mm of rains. Many places over North Tamil Nadu received heavy rains with Chetpet, Vandavasi, Sriperumbudhur & Walajahpet receiving more than 50 mm rains during the evening & night.
In what was welcome relief Heavy spell of rains lashed Chennai & surrounding areas around Midnight. While some isolated spells of rains happened around evening, as the night came on the good times began for Chennai once again with the developing thunderstorms converging near the Chennai coast resulting in an intense spell of rains for more than half an hour in many parts of the city.
After a few days of dry weather Chennai is expected to return to rainy days over the next couple of days. Thanks to the UAC over South Bay the last couple of days wind directions were from the East which is now shifted back to being the regular Westerlies.