Chennai is said to have already received the highest rainfall of the year since Sunday night. According to an article by the Deccan Chronicle, the areas that are said to have received the highest rainfall included South Chennai, OMR, Tambaram. It has also been predicted that the Delta Belt is expected to receive good showers in the coming days.
The MeT office predicts that heavy rains will take place in Cuddalore, Puducherry and Chennai besides Thoothukudi and Ramanathpuram districts.
Despite assurances by authorities that the state is under water. well-equipped to handle the monsoons this year, many parts of the state reported of heavy water logging and flood-like situation. These areas were Vyasarpadi Jeeva, Velachery, Otteri, Madipakkam and other areas in North Chennai. It was also reported that a few people had to vacate their houses as water entered them.
The regional met department said that more rains and thunderstorms can be expected in the interior areas and coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam are also expected to receive heavy rainfall.
According to S Balachandran, Director of Area Cyclone Warning Centre, "Cyclonic air circulation is moving over towards Southwest Bay of Bengal which is likely to cause rainfall in coastal districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, and Ramanathapuram."
According to official sources, the Cauvery Delta region recorded the highest rainfall of 31 cm, Nungambakkam received 11.64 cms and Meenambakkam witnessed 16.87 cms till Tuesday 08:30 am. In a separate report by the New Indian Express, 3 persons have lost their lives, while in Nagapattinam, 60,000 hectares of arable land is under water.
Nagapattinam records the highest rainfall
The district recorded the highest rainfall on Saturday, although it was just 4 cm on Monday. Tuesday morning onwards, the rainfall was torrential recording 14 cms. It is said that the samba crop in Mayiladuthurai, Sirkazhi, Kizhvelur, Tharangambadi and Vedaranyam taluks were affected.