The city will continue to receive rain for the next two days as the low pressure area formed on Tuesday persists.

However, as it is moving northwards and lies over west central bay and the adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast, rainfall is bound to decrease by Saturday, according to officials of the Meteorological Department. On Wednesday, Nungambakkam recorded 1.1 mm of rainfall and Meenambakkam 0.9 mm between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam registered 17.7 mm and 16.3 mm of rainfall during the 24 hour period ending 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The weather stations at Poonamallee, Korattur and Kelambakkam also received 10 mm of rainfall during the same time frame. The city has recorded 441 mm of rainfall since June 1, the officials said.

The comparatively less rainfall on Wednesday provided some relief to the residents as water had stagnated on many roads in the city following the heavy showers over the past few days.

Motorists had to negotiate water-logged arterial roads, including Arcot Road, owing to the intermittent showers. Interior roads in many suburbs such as Ambattur and Valasaravakkam are in bad shape as rains have washed away the blacktopping.

The department forecasts that rain or thundershower is likely to occur in some areas on Thursday.

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