Schools to Be Shut in 3 TN Districts as Heavy Rains Predicted
As rains continue to lash parts of Tamil Nadu over the weekend, schools and colleges in a few districts will remain shut on Monday, 21 October, as per an order from the district collectors.
Northeast monsoon arrived in Tamil Nadu a few days ago, bringing heavy showers with it across the state. The rains have been widespread so far, disrupting the normal lives of the people living in the state.
In Sivaganga district, the district collector has declared holiday only for schools due to the rain. In Chennai, the district collector has stated that the schools and colleges will function normally on Monday.
Kanyakumari, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi and a few places in Chennai district recorded massive rainfall on Sunday, as per data posted by independent weather blogger Pradeep John.
Kuzhithurai in Kanyakumari district recorded the highest amount of rainfall, recording 140 mm in a span of 24 hours. Suralode and Mylaudy in Kanyakumari district recorded 83 mm and 67 mm of rainfall, respectively, on Sunday.
The IMD also stated that Chennai recorded 100% humidity on Sunday morning and the temperature stood at 26.2°C.
Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over the state for the next two days along with thunderstorm with lightning warnings for some places that may extend up to 25 October, according to the RMC.
Weather bloggers have also predicted an increase in the rainfall in Chennai from Tuesday as a ‘low’ or a ‘trough of low’ is expected to intensify in the Bay of Bengal, prompting heavy downpour over the city.
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