The city of Chennai witnessed heavy rainfall on Tuesday morning after a hot week. People took to Twitter sharing pictures and videos of dark clouds over the South Indian city. Twitterati also posted photos of heavy rains that lashed the city bringing respite to the heat. People wrote that they were elated to wake up on a rainy morning. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted that many places including Chennai, Kancheepuram, Vellore, Salem, Krishnagiri, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam districts will see heavy rainfall this week. Reportedly, they are pre-monsoon showers that the city witnessed. Perambur, Meenambakkam and Nungambakkam also received heavy rainfall on Friday night. #ChennaiRains Trend on Twitter After the Tamil Nadu Capital City Wakes Up to Unexpected Rainfall Amid Lockdown (View Pics and Videos)

IMD had predicted heavy rainfall in Chennai and other districts of Tamil Nadu from October 19 to 21. The sudden shower was due to the formation of a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. The low-pressure area was formed over the East-Central Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman sea on October 19. Meanwhile, pictures of rain residents of Chennai are posting on social media platforms.

Heavy Rains Lash City!

Chennai Witnesses Pre-Monsoon Shower:

Doesn't It Look Gorgeous?

Rainy Mornings!

Morning View!

That Looks Stunning!

Rainy View!


While pre-monsoon showers have brought some cheer to the city that has been reeling under the heat of the sun, there is a delay in onset of the northeast monsson. Also, as southwest monsoon is still present over the Central and Eastern region of India, the eastern regions may not see rains before October 26. According to weather reports, thunderstorms may be present until mid-next week.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 20, 2020 12:39 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website