Chennai Weather Facts – May

Did you know the all time record for the highest 24 hours rainfall received by Chennai during the month of May is 244.3 mm . Five out of the last 10 years during the month of May Chennai has received less than 10 mm rains for the entire month. Read on for more interesting weather facts on Chennai

Warmest Day (All Time) – 45 C on 31st May 2003

Warmest Day (Last decade) – 42.8 C on 24th May 2014

Coldest Day (All Time) – 21.1 C on 14th May 1886

Coldest Day (Last Decade) – 21.4 C on 20th May 2010

Rainiest May  (All Time) – 408.5 mm, May 1990

Rainiest May (Last Decade) – 204 mm, May 2010

Rainiest 24 hours (All Time) – 244.3 mm, 22nd May 1952

Rainiest 24 hours (Last Decade) – 109.7 mm, 20th May 2010


Data Courtesy: IMD

Image courtesy 2010 Saw Tropical Cyclone Laila come very close to Chennai and dumping heavy rains during the month of May.