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Chennai: Record Breaking Rainfall in the Last 24hrs

#Cyclone is 110 km East-North East of #Chennai and moves gradually north, northwest and travel parallel to North TamilNadu and South AP coast and intensify further before making landfall between Nellore and Machilipatinam tomorrow(Dec 5) Heavy rain will continue for the next couple of hours and “Gradually” decrease from noon in the #Chennai region!

The past 24 hours have been tumultuous for Chennai as Cyclone Michaung brought about heavy rainfall and wreaked havoc in the city. This natural disaster has left the residents of Chennai in shock and awe as they witness record-breaking rainfall and its devastating aftermath. In this blog post, we will explore the impact of Cyclone Michaung and the significance of the rainfall recorded in Chennai.

The Wrath of Cyclone Michaung

Cyclone Michaung, a severe tropical storm, made landfall in Chennai yesterday, causing widespread destruction and chaos. With wind speeds exceeding 120 km/h (75 mph), the cyclone uprooted trees, damaged buildings, and disrupted power supply across the city. However, the most alarming consequence of this cyclone has been the unprecedented rainfall it brought along.

Record-Breaking Rainfall

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that Chennai received a staggering amount of rainfall in the past 24 hours, breaking all previous records. The city witnessed an astonishing 300 mm (12 inches) of rainfall, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 during Cyclone Vardah. This deluge has resulted in severe flooding in several parts of the city, leaving many stranded and causing immense damage to property and infrastructure.

Impact on the City

The impact of this record-breaking rainfall has been catastrophic for Chennai. The city’s drainage system has been overwhelmed, leading to waterlogging and the collapse of roads and bridges. Many low-lying areas have been completely submerged, and rescue operations are underway to evacuate stranded residents. The heavy rainfall has also disrupted transportation, with flights and train services being suspended until further notice.

Rainfall recording for the past 24 Hours :


Meenambakkam- 230.0 


Kattupakkam KVK (Kanchipuram)-170.5 

VIT Chennai-182.0 

Sathyabama University (Kanchipuram)-177.0

Taramani (Chennai)-168.5 

NIOT (Chennai)- 187.0 

YMCA Nandanam-156.0 


Meenambakkam AWS-211.0 

Ennore port-131.5 

Anna University-159.5 

Nungambakkam AWS-182.5 

Tirur KVK-142.5






Malar colony-186.9 








Ice house-144.0