A heavy rainfall forecast has been issued for Tamil Nadu, including the capital city of Chennai, like last year, and the National Disaster Response Force has been kept on alert.
Mylapore, Foreshore Estate and R A Puram in the city experienced heavy winds and rainfall today.
Strong easterly winds are bringing rains to the coastal areas and this would continue on Thursday as well, Meteorological Department officials said.
Chennai received intermittent showers throughout Wednesday. While an overcast sky helped in bringing down the maximum temperature to 30.9 degree Celsius in the city, weather observatories in Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam received only 2 mm and 6 mm of rain respectively till 6 p.m.
These rains can be attributed to the trough which was extending from the depression prevailing in the central and southeast Bay of Bengal across Tamil Nadu.
Now, the system is gradually moving away in northwest direction and thus, the trough will now become insignificant.