Nungambakkam recorded 13.2 mm of rain, while Meenambakkam recorded 17.44 mm on Wednesday, said the Met Department.

In pictures Heavy rains bring flooded roads traffic jams to ChennaiImage: Tidel park- Thiruvanmiyur road/ Balachandran R
news Chennai rains Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:55

It’s a sight that Chennai has become all too familiar with, every time the sky opens. The nightmare of flooded roads and traffic jams greeted Chennaiites after a spell of heavy rain on Wednesday.

Several parts of Chennai received heavy rain on Wednesday including Tidel park, Shollinganallur, KK Nagar, Tambaram, OMR road, Royapettah.

Image: Tidel park- Thiruvanmiyur road/ Balachandran R

Stretches like Taramani to Madhya Kailash, Kodambakkam, Loyala College to Nelson Manickam Road, Tambaram and OMR witnessed bumper-to-bumper traffic as inundated roads hampered vehicular movement.  

A short spell of heavy rain saw the road from Tidel park to Thiruvanmiyur fully flooded.

Image: Tidel park- Thiruvanmiyur road/ Balachandran R

The Regional Meteorological Centre told TNM that the rain and thunderstorm will continue till Wednesday night. “Parts of Chennai might receive moderate rain and thunderstorm on Wednesday night. Till now, Nungambakkam recorded 13.2 mm of rain and Meenambakkam recorded 17.44 mm of rain.”

Here is the view from SP Infocity, Perungudi, MGR Salai.


The Meteorological Department also predicted heavy rains in parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Weather blogger, Tamil Nadu Weatherman had posted on Wednesday, “Another Semma day for thunderstorms in many districts for Tamil Nadu, This time more or less confirmed rains in Chennai even in the core part of the city. Mettur inflow is at year high of over 10000 cusecs as of today morning.”

Image: Tidel park- Thiruvanmiyur road/ Balachandran R

He also said, “Too perfect day for Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram districts. Perfect heat with convergence of winds associated with Sea breeze is going to be the trigger for rains. Overhead formation of clouds and rains are possibility. Chennai should not miss rains today.”






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