After witnessing a crippling drought this year, Tamil Nadu has now recorded 50% excess rainfall since June. Chennai alone has recorded an excess of 25% rainfall, reports ToI.
According to reports, the rainfall is expected to continue in the state on Sunday. It is predicted to be heavy in the delta districts including Thanjavur and Tiruvarur. Chennai meanwhile, is likely to receive light showers.
Area cyclone warning centre director S Balachandran told ToI, "A north-south trough extending from south Karnataka to south Tamil Nadu lies (0.9km) above mean sea level. An east-west shear zone runs through the interior of the state (between 2.1km and 5.8km above mean sea level). These conditions will cause rainfall throughout the state over the next two days."
Weather blogger Pradeep John reportedly said that rainfall in the city was brought by clouds moving in from the sea. This was due to an upper air circulation over the Bay of Bengal.
Maximum rainfall was reportedly recorded between 8.30 am on Friday and 8.30 am on Saturday. Chennai is likely to get rainfall during the night or early morning. The MET office, as per reports, has forecast a generally cloudy sky with light for Nungambakkam on Sunday.