CHENNAI: Heavy rains lashed several parts of Chennai and its neighbouring suburbs on Thursday evening, mainly due to cyclonic circulation formed in the coastal areas.
Several areas including Tambaram, Pallavaram, Guindy, Arumbakkam, Mogappair and Tirumangalam received moderate showers during the evening hours. Motorists had to face traffic snarls due to scattered rainfall.
Meenambakkam received 13.1 mm of rainfall, and Nungambakkam 0.9 mm. Among other parts of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore received 42 mm of rainfall. After light to moderate rainfall during the day on Thursday, scattered moderate rainfall is expected in some places for the next 48 hours.
The Regional Meteorological department forecast that light to moderate rain is expected in many places with an isolated thunderstorm-lightning in Tamil Nadu.
Heavy rain is expected in the Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Theni, Dindigul, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Salem, Namakkal, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Kallakurichi, Cuddalore, and delta districts including Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai districts of Tamil Nadu.
With the further movement of westerly winds, Chennai is also expected to receive light showers and the sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy. Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain is likely to occur in some areas.
Meanwhile, the maximum and minimum temperature is likely to be around 35 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees Celsius respectively.