Many parts of the city received heavy showers on Sunday night with Nungambakkam recording 22.2 mm. Semmanchery registered 27 mm of rainfall and Chembarambakkam recorded 15 mm. Meenambakkam received 4.2 mm.

On Monday too, there was rainfall in Poonamallee, Avadi and Kattupakkam.

An upper air cyclonic circulation brought rains to the city, the Met department said.

The rains brought down temperatures in the city on Monday with Nungambakkam recording a maximum of 32.9 degrees Celsius and Meenambakkam, 32.3 degrees Celsius.

There was a drop of 2.4 degrees Celsius from the maximum in Nungambakkam and a decrease of 3.4 degrees Celsius in Meenambakkam.

Roads waterlogged

There was some waterlogging in many places in the city on Sunday night and Monday morning. On many arterial stretches, civic workers were seen pumping out the water collected in the potholes on roads.

However, the low temperatures and intermittent rains brought much cheer to gardening enthusiasts in the city. M. Lakshmi of Rajakilpakkam said she planted a few banana saplings and flowering plants.

“I have been spending more time in the garden tending to the plants because of the pleasant weather,” she said.

Tuesday too is likely to be a pleasant day with the Met department forecasting a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 25 degrees Celsius. It will be a cloudy day and some areas can expect rains or thundershowers.

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