Social media was abuzz with pictures of intense lightning strikes, especially in suburban areas like Iyapanthangal and Chembrambakkam area.
Despite the possibility of rain, the maximum temperature in Chennai is likely to be between 37˚C - 38˚C.
The met officials said the temperature would remain around 37-38 degree Celsius in the city over the next two days, with the possibility of light rain.
The met office has issued a temperature warning for until June 9. “Maximum temperature is likely to be 2-4 degrees above normal in a few pockets over Tamil Nadu.
Experts said there might not be relief from hot weather until the second week of June, considering the moisture will be concentrated around the weather system forming in the Arabian Sea.
On Saturday, Nungambakkam recorded 42.1 degrees, which is 4.2 degrees above normal and, according to historic data, this is the sixth hottest day ever recorded in the month of June.
The officials at the Regional Meteorological Centre here said the hot spell would continue for a few more days.