This is the second-most delayed withdrawal of the Southwest Monsoon since 1975 after the 2019 monsoon that started retreating only on October 9 that year, according to IMD.
Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday visited several parts of the city where flood prevention works are going on in view of the ensuing Northeast monsoon.
Wherever necessary, strengthening works should be carried out and a report should be sent to the government by October 10.”
The Indian Metrology Department predicts rainfall with thunderstorms in Chennai and other districts for the next few days.
The State government has issued a 61-day ban on fishing by mechanised vessels from April 15 in order to support fish breeding.
The rains provided the much-needed respite for the people of Chennai, who were reeling under sizzling heat during the last few days.
With the northeast monsoon remaining active over the state, the Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains for the next two days.