In Chennai, a holiday for schools has been declared amid heavy rain.
Chennai: On Sunday night, there was some relief from the record-breaking heat as torrential rains pounded the coastal districts in and around Chennai. The weather lowered the temperature to its usual level.
Authorities in Chennai and its neighbouring districts of Chengalpet, Kancheepuram, and Tiruvallur, in addition to Vellore and Ranipet, declared a holiday for schools after the rains.
More than six international planes with a destination of Chennai were diverted to Bengaluru because of a strong rainstorm. Twelve overseas flights had their departures delayed due to rain. A total of 10 incoming international planes, including those from Doha and Dubai, were diverted to Bengaluru, which had an impact on arrivals as well as departures at the airport.
Meenambakkam in Chennai experienced strong rains on Sunday night into Monday morning, totaling 13.7 cm.
A rise in the level of waterbodies is anticipated as a result of the significant inflow and waterlogging caused by the overnight rainfall. Up until 10 am today, moderate rain is predicted, according to the MET.
Until June 21 there may be light to moderate rain in Chennai and several other districts.