Pallavaram, Chromepet, Kundrathur, Chitlapakkam, Medavakkam, Madambakkam and Tambaram among other areas in the suburbs were the worst affected by rain.
Scores of commuters in both regions are facing trouble to reach their respective workplaces due to heavy rains.
Many parts of the city began celebrating and twitter was flooded with rain videos. In a city reeling from its worst water crisis in 70 years, there couldn't have been any news more welcome.
Eshwari Nagar street is where the canal carrying excess water from the Selaiyur lake ends and empties into a few acres of land before flooding Chitlapakkam.