Rain has begun in numerous locations throughout chennai, and the intensity is predicted to increase further till december 5 owing to the effect of Cyclone Michuang, according to the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai. Other parts of tamil Nadu, such as Chengalpet, Kanchipuram, and Thiruvallur, are likely to get severe to extremely heavy rain.
Heavy rains caused flooding around numerous metro stations in Chennai. Water up to 4 feet deep had gathered at the st Thomas metro station, and entrance to the station had been restricted. It has been recommended that passengers board the metro train at Alandur. The chennai metro authorities were draining away surplus water in the station's two-wheeler parking space. Despite the flooding, metro service resumed as usual at 5 a.m. Passengers are encouraged to schedule their trips appropriately. Because multiple roads were waterlogged, the Greater chennai Corporation has recommended residents to stay home and avoid going outside unless absolutely essential.
Michaung has been moving north-northwestwards at a speed of 8 kmph over the southwest Bay of bengal for the previous six hours. It was located around 230 miles east of Puducherry, 190 kilometres east of chennai, 310 kilometres southeast of Nellore, 410 kilometres south of Bapatla, and 430 kilometres south of Machilipatnam.