Tamil Nadu rains: Schools closed in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts

Tamil Nadu rains: Schools closed in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts

As the Met department forecasted heavy rains in Chennai, the Tamil Nadu government announced that the school will be closed in Chennai, Kanchipuram, and Tiruvallur. A few spells of rain or thundershower are likely to occur, heavy at times, the forecast said. "Considering the students' welfare, schools will be closed in Chennai district on Monday", said Chennai district collector V Anbuselvan. Following low-pressure conditions prevailing in the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more rainfall in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu.

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While rainfall continues to lash Tamil Nadu, several areas in the state are facing waterlogging problems, exposing administration's preparedness to deal with the problems.As per sources, interior areas in the states have been badly hit by incessant rains and creating trouble for the people. In the last 21 hours starting 8.30am on Sunday, Chennai's Nungambakkam observatory has recorded 6.6cm of rain. Thus, moderate to heavy rainfall activity may make an appearance over the city of Chennai for another 24 to 48 hours. Chennai, however, has recorded excess rainfall, receiving 68cm against the normal of 41cm. "Chennai corporation workers with equipment have been deployed in various lowlying areas to clear waterlogging", a Chennai corporation official said. According to a report by NDTV, he said, "There's no water-logging in Chennai now". Chennai has already surpassed its monthly average rainfall in the first 14 days of the month itself.

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