In a welcome relief from the searing heat of the last few days, the city experienced light showers on Tuesday evening, which is likely to continue for a few more days.

Various areas in the city, including Alwarpet, Anna Salai and Chennai airport, experienced light showers. “The strengthening of westerly winds has caused the light rain. In the next few days, the forenoons will be warm and evenings will experience thunderstorms,” a Meteorological Department official said.

While Nungambakkam recorded 3.3 mm of rainfall, Meenambakkam recorded 10 mm. The dip in temperature brought much needed relief from the heat for residents.

Not just the city, parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry too experienced showers. Cuddalore, Tiruvarur and Villupuram saw light rain. Nagapattinam and Valparai recorded 3 cm of rainfall. This is likely to persist for the next 2-3 days and the sky will be cloudy and there may be light rain or thunderstorms in some districts.

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