Updated at 10:15 AM: ChennaiRains2017: Nungambakkam observatory in Chennai has witnessed 13 mm, Parangipettai 106 mm, Karaikal 57 mm, Cuddalore 42 mm and Puducherry 102 mm in last 24 hours, showers to continue.
Updated at 11:40 AM: During the last 24 hours, rainfall intensity has seen a massive drop and only 9 mm of rainfall was observed over the city.
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Updated at 05:30 PM: Heavy rains have been lashing Puducherry as well during the last few hours.
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Updated at 04:30 PM: Check out our nowcast by Skymet Weather's VP of Meteorology on Chennai Rains
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Updated at 12:00 PM: Watch Chennai Rains Nowcast by Skymet Weather CEO Jatin Singh. Light rains to continue during the day, rains to pick up pace by evening.
Updated at 11:15 AM: In the first four days itself, Chennai has witnessed 331 mm of rain which happens to be about 90 percent of its monthly mean of November.
#Chennai has recorded over 90% of its monthly rainfall in first four days of the month itself. #ChennaiRains #ChennaiRains2017 #chennaifloodtrap #chennaifloodbath @SuryanFM @weatherofindia @archvivekh — SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) November 4, 2017
Updated at 11:00 AM: Expect light rains during the next 2 to 3 hours. Rain intensity will pick up pace by evening.
Isolated light #rains are possible over #Chennai for next 3 to 5 hours. #rain activities may increase by late evening. @SkymetWeather pic.twitter.com/Aa4cD1H6r4 — Mahesh Palawat (@Mpalawat) November 4, 2017
Updated at 09:15 AM: During the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday, Nungambakkam observatory in Chennai recorded 66 mm of rainfall while Minambakkam witnessed a whopping 62 mm of rain. Updated at 10:55 PM: So far, Chennai has witnessed 55 mm of rains, more showers ahead. Updated at 10:30 PM: NTSE exams have been postponed for now.
Updated at 10:05 PM: Chennai has recorded a whopping 53 mm of rain. More showers likely.
JUST IN #ChennaiRains2017: #Chennai has witnessed 53 mm of #rain until now, heavy showers to continue #ChennaiFloodTrap #chennaifloodbath #ChennaiRains #waterlogging to intensify pic.twitter.com/r6BCFFJMJM — SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) November 3, 2017
Updated at 09:30 PM: So far, Chennai has been able to witness a whopping 50 mm of rains. Showers increasing at a very fast pace.
Updated at 09:25 PM: Holiday has been declared for schools tomorrow in Chennai for fifth consecutive day, in view of heavy rains.
Updated at 09:20 PM: Chennai rains have been increasing at a massive pace now. The rain figures have now gone up to 45 mm, expect a long rainy night. Updated at 09:15 PM: Rains continue to witness an increase and in just about five minutes, Chennai rains have reached to a whopping 40 mm of rainfall. Updated at 09:10 PM: Chennai rains are now increasing at a very fast pace. So much so that now the city has been able to record a whopping 35 mm of rainfall. Heavy rains ahead Updated at 9:00 PM: So far Chennai has recorded 25 mm of rains. These rains have only occurred in the last three hours.
JUST IN #ChennaiRains2017: #Chennai has witnessed 25 mm of #rain in the last 9 hrs, showers to continue #ChennaiFloodTrap #chennaifloodbath @RidlrCHN @SuryanFM @archvivekh @TimesNow — SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) November 3, 2017
Updated at 04:15 PM: Chennai Rains Nowcast by Skymet Weather's CEO
Updated at 03:30 PM: Latest radar image shows that Chennai rains have taken a break for a while, evening to be rainy
#ChennaiRains2017: Latest #radar image of #Chennai shows that #Chennairains have taken a break. Expect showers by evening. #chennaifloodbath #ChennaiFloodTrap @tnsdma pic.twitter.com/QIaSTbjke6 — SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) November 3, 2017
Updated at 02:20 PM: Skymet Weather's CEO talks about Chennai Rains Forecast
Updated at 02:00 PM: Chennai rains death toll rises to 8
Updated on November 3, 2017 10:30 am: Have a look at the rainfall forecast for Chennai, Tamil Nadu in next 24 hours Updated on November 3, 2017 10:00 am: Have a look at the rainfall in Chennai during the 4 days Updated on November 3, 2017 09:40 am: Check out the latest live thunderstorm and lightning status across Tamil Nadu Updated on November 3, 2017 08:50 am: Three digit Chennai rains return as city records 183 mm Vigorous Northeast Monsoon 2017 has lashed Chennai with extremely heavy rains during the last 24 hours. In fact, most area of the city and nearby areas have recorded three-digit rainfall. Minambakkam Observatory recorded 183 mm of rain in span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, while Nungambakkam recorded 141 mm of rain. The low pressure area over Southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka continues to retain its strength. This kept the weather condition conducive for heavy rains to continue across the city for continuous seven hours. Click here to read the full story Updated on November 3, 2017 07:50 am: Water logging brings city to halt, school and colleges remain shut Several areas of Chennai and adjoining areas inundated in deep rain waters after seven hours of continuous heavy rains on Thursday night. School and colleges remain shut till further notice. State government has urged private firms to declare an off to avoid any untoward incident. People were also stranded across Chennai due to the low frequency of public transport. Updated on November 3, 2017 02:50 am: Tamil Nadu State Disaster Authority issues helpline number
Updated on November 3, 2017 01:40 am: Chennai rains get deadlier as city records 168 mm of rains from 8:30 am on Thursday to 1:35 am on Friday. Updated on November 3, 2017 01:30 am: Celebrities worried as Chennai rains wreak havoc
Updated on November 3, 2017 01:20 am: Tamil Nadu government urges people not to panic
Updated on November 3, 2017 01:20 am: Chennai rains maintains strength, records 159 mm of rains from 8:30 am on Thursday to 1:20 am on Friday.
Updated on November 3, 2017 12:45 am: Stay safe and keep rescue helpline numbers handy
Updated on November 3, 2017 12:30 am: NDRF on alert, shelter homes set up flood scare looms large
According to local authorities, 115 relief and aid shelters are in place for coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. Apart from this, several NDRF teams are on alert.
Updated on November 3, 2017 12:30 am: Heavy Chennai rains bring city to halt
Chennai rains continues to maintain its pace, as rainfall figures have now risen to 144 mm between 8:30 am on Thursday to 12:20 am on Friday. The ongoing spell is accompanied with moderate to strong winds.
Updated on November 3, 2017 12:10 am: Have a look at the Chennai rains forecast In 10 Seconds for the next few days
Updated on November 2, 2017 11:01 pm: Ghost of Chennai floods 2015 returns
Chennai flood scare has once again returned to haunt the people, with the state capital recording extremely heavy rains to the tune of 140 mm on span of 14 hours on Thursday.
In fact, we do not expect any respite from the ongoing torrential rains, at least for the next few hours. Weathermen are predicting moderate to heavy showers to continue over Chennai and nearby areas for rest of the night.
Updated on November 2, 2017 03 pm: Chennai rains: Low pressure area forms in Bay of Bengal, heavy rains to continue in TN
The cyclonic circulation over Sri Lanka and adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal which has been giving moderate to heavy rains has further intensified into a low pressure area over the same region.
According to weathermen, the system has remained stationary for the last few hours and due to favourable weather conditions has been getting more marked. However, it may not strengthen further due to its proximity to the land mass.
With this, moderate to heavy rains will continue to lash the state of Tamil Nadu including Chennai for the next 2-3 days. Few areas may also see one or two spells of very heavy rains during the same time period. Instances of thunderstorm and lightning are also expected over some places.
As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, rainfall intensity will be much higher in the south coastal parts of Tamil Nadu as compared to other areas.