Rains lash coastal TN, schools remain shut

Chennai
13 Nov 2017

Rains lashed many parts of the city and neighbouring districts today, prompting the administration to announce holiday for schools.

Ennore near Chennai recorded the highest rainfall of 11 cm in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am today, the weather office said. A low pressure area over Bay of Bengal which was lying there since November 10 had "strengthened slightly" today but would move northwards in the next two days, director of Area Cyclone Warning Centre, S Balachandran told newspersons here. As a result, rains will gradually decrease in the next two days, he said. In the last 24 hours, rains lashed parts of north coastal Tamil Nadu.

For the next two days, there could be rains in one or two places in northern coastal districts such as Chennai, Kancheepuram, Villupuram and Cuddalore, besides neighbouring Puducherry, he said. Heavy rains were likely in one or two places in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts during this period, Balachandran said. Chennai and its suburbs will witness overcast skies, he added. Schools remained closed in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts today following rains.