Sudden heavily downpour rain on thursday caught chennaities by surprise as chennai recorded average 22 Cm of rainfall with in span of 7 hours ..

During the last 24 hours in Chennai  Meteorological Center (RMC) Chennai reported below spell  

Chennai – DGP office 24 cm, 

Avadi 23 cm, 

MRC Nagar 21 cm, 

Poonamalle, MGR Nagar, and Ambattur 20 cm each, 

Anna University, Tondiarpet, ACS College, and Chembarambakkam recorded 19 cm of rainfall each, Ayyanavaram and YMCA Nandanam with 18 cm each.

Tamil Nadu single day torrential rainfall leaving the state capital, Chennai flooded on Thursday and resulted in heavy traffic confusion.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin had visited the Flood Control Room in the Ripon Building of Greater Chennai Corporation on Thursday late night to review work done by officials monitoring the rain, relief and rescue work in various parts of the state’s capital city.

Meanwhile, three people have died due to electrocution on Thursday, said the Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran. 

“As many as 27 cases of tree falling have been reported in Chennai. More than 145 pumps are operating to clear the waterlogging caused by heavy rainfall in the city”, said Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi.

It is also reported there has been a 47 per cent increase in rains when compared to 2015. Six years ago, the state received 1,214 mm of rainfall which was 37 per cent higher than the normal of 922 mm.

The Regional Meteorological Center failed to predict this much heavy down-pouring evoke criticism in social  media. 

With yesterday rain Tamilnadu  state recorded the highest amount of rainfall in 2021 with 1,379 mm compared to 2015 which was 1,214 mm.

“Due to the atmospheric circulation overlay up to 5.8 km altitude along the coast of Tamil Nadu, several districts of Tamil Nadu – Chennai, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Cuddalore, and delta districts to receive heavy to very heavy rains with thunderstorm activity for the next 24 hours” said N Puviarasan, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, Regional Meteorological Center (RMC), Chennai.

He also added  Tamilnadu coastal districts and a few places over South Tamil Nadu is expected to get moderate rains for the next two days,” 

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea till January 4 (Tuesday) due to strong winds blowing at a speed of 40 kmph to 50 kmph over the Kanyakumari coast.

Following the forecast, the Tamil Nadu government has issued a Red Alert in four districts including Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Chinglepet. 

As far as Chennai is concerned, 2015 is the highest rainfall of Northeast monsoon it received 1,609 mm against its normal rainfall of 789 mm, whereas in 2021 the normal rainfall from October 1 till December 31 is 784 mm, and the city got 1,360 mm of rainfall.