Water-starved Chennai soaks in rain

  • | Tuesday | 16th July, 2019

By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: It was a pleasant surprise for the water-starved Chennaiites on Monday evening. An intense spell of rainfall lashed several parts of city, especially the western parts such as Ambattur, Mogappair, Ayapakkam and Poonamallee. S Balachandran, Deputy Director-General of Meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), said these were convective rains and, if lucky, Chennai would receive more rains during next three days. Between June 1 and July 15, Chennai has received 65.5 mm of rainfall as against normal 117.2 mm. Any amount of rainfall would help Chennai ease water crisis and recharge the groundwater.

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