CHENNAI: Several parts of Tamil Nadu continued to be lashed by rains for the third day today with the Met department forecasting more showers in the next 24 hours under the vigorous Southwest monsoon.
It said the widespread rain was due to changes in the Westerly winds.
"Due to changes in speed and direction of Westerly winds, TN and Pondicherry experienced heavy rains in various places in the last 24 hours," Director of Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, Balachandran told reporters here.
"Samayapuram in Tiruchirapalli received the highest rainfall of 17 cm and Kancheepuram 10 cm," he said.
In the next 24 hours, north and south Tamil Nadu would experience spells of rains accompanied by thunders, he added.
The sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy in Chennai and its neighbourhood.
Light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur in some areas during evening or night, the department said.
Rainfall recorded during South West Monsoon last month was six per cent above the normal 46 mm.
"From June 1 to 30, in TN and Pondicherry, 49 mm rainfall was recorded.
Last year, it was 3 per cent above the normal during the same month," the official said.