Heavy rains lash Chennai; IMD predicts thunderstorms

Chennai has been inundated by heavy rainfalls. The adjoining areas of Chennai have also been lashed by the heavy rain since early this morning. IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall along with thunderstorms in the next couple of hours. Several areas in the city are already waterlogged.

It has been raining heavily since 3 in the morning, says Times Now's Shilpa, who also adds that the North-East monsoon hit the state yesterday. Up until 8:30 in the morning, Chennai city received an average of 97.27mm of rainfall. The authorities are monitoring the situation in and around Chennai and whether trees have fallen anywhere or not.