Heavy Rains have hit Southern Chennai, OMR and ECR – Cloudy with occassional drizzle will persist and clearing out as day goes on.
The storms moved in SW direction pounding places in Tiruvannamalai with Arani getting 109 mm. Then it slowly moved up and started pounding ECR, OMR, Tambaram and southern Chennai regions. The following are the rainfall in mm in and around the city till 5.30 am
Hindustan University – 67
Taramani – 55
Katupakkam (South of Tambaram) – 49
Anna University (Guindy) – 41
Chennai Airport (Meenambakkam) – 27
Chembarabakkam – 25
Thiruporur (near Kelambakam) – 21
Chennai City (Nungambakkam) – 10
This is the photo of the radar when the widespread storms hit South Chennai, Tambaram hours back.