The rain that started and has continued through on Thursday has come as a surprise. And going by private weather forecaster Pradeep John, Mylapore zone has already received a record 200mm of rain.
MRC Nagar got 175 mm of rain while Alwarpet, about 130mm.
That is a huge amount of rain across some 6 hours.
As dusk fell, many a road and street was flooded.
Across the Mylapore zone, it began to rain lightly towards noon and then turned into a steady rainfall and there has not been any let-up till dusk. And now, floodwater is seen rolling down many a street and road – across Mylapore and Alwarpet and Mandaveli.
A resident near Billroth Hospital said the volume of water flowing down the main road is huge. “It is flowing slowly but is is huge,” he said at 6 p.m.
TTK Road has also carried swathes of water, slowing down traffic. Similar were scenes on C P Ramaswamy Road beyond.
There was no indication of rainfall this weekend from weather forecasters.
The night temperature hovers around 22/23 degrees.
- Photos. by S Prabhu, Kathiravan