Chennai experienced heavy rainfall on June 19, 2023, following a prolonged heatwave. Meenambakkam recorded the second-highest daily rainfall for the month of June, measuring 16 cm, while Nungambakkam received 9 cm of rainfall.
The sudden downpour brought relief from the scorching temperatures but also caused some localized flooding in certain areas. The significant rainfall is considered unusual for the month of June and has led to the breaking of previous records.
The meteorological department is monitoring the weather conditions closely and advising residents to stay alert and take necessary precautions. Authorities are working to ensure effective drainage and manage the impact of the heavy rains on the city’s infrastructure.