No respite for TN from heavy rains; schools shut for 6th day

In what could indicate an increase in trouble for the monsoon-battered districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, the India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains on Tuesday at ‘isolated places’.

Schools across many districts like Nagapattinam, Thiruvallur, and others remained shut on Monday.

On Sunday, the Meteorological office had said that rains will reduce gradually in the coming days. However, SB Thampi, the Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre, had added that in the next 24 hours, light spells of rains are expected in many places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry while heavy rains have been forecast in one or two places in south Tamil Nadu, the Cauvery delta region, and Puducherry.

Puducherry continued to be lashed by heavy rains with government authorities declaring holiday for all schools in the region today.

The Union Territory recorded 10.2 cm rainfall ending 8.30 AM, an official source said.

There was a delay in declaration of holiday for schools a source in the Directorate of Education said adding revenue authorities made the announcement first virtually taking the Education department by surprise.


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