Heavy rainfall lashed Chennai since Saturday night, causing waterlogging in several areas of the city. According to weather blogger K Srikanth, this was the highest amount of rainfall that Chennai had received in a 24-hour period since 2015, The Hindu reported.

Chennai recorded 207 millimetres of rainfall till 7.30 am on Sunday, The Indian Express reported.

The Chennai administration issued a flood alert to residents as gates of two reservoirs will be opened on Sunday to release surplus water accumulated from the heavy downpour, PTI reported.

Heavy rainfall is likely to continue in Tamil Nadu over the next two days, according to the India Meterological Department.

The weather department said a low-pressure area is likely to form over the South East Bay of Bengal under the influence of a cyclonic circulation.

“It is likely to become more marked and move west northwestwards towards north Tamil Nadu coast during the subsequent 48 hours,” the weather department said in its bulletin at 7.45 pm.

The India Meterological Department added that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over north-coastal Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, parts of Chennai faced power cuts for several hours on Sunday, The Hindu reported. Because the streets were flooded,…

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