Chennai: Schools and colleges in several districts of Tamil Nadu is closed on Friday due to the state’s heavy rains.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak at the 36th Convocation of Gandhigram Rural Institute in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. A holiday has been declared in all schools and colleges in Tiruvallur, Sivaganga, Madurai, Kancheepuram, Dindigul, and other districts due to an alert issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
Schools, colleges shut in several districts of Tamil Nadu amid rain alert
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“A holiday has been declared for all schools and colleges in Tiruvallur district for tomorrow based on the rain forecast,” the Tiruvallur district collector tweeted on Thursday.
Schools and colleges will also be closed in Kancheepuram and Madurai, while only schools will be closed in Sivaganga and Dindigul districts.
The IMD reported a low-pressure area over the Southwest Bay of Bengal off the coast of Sri Lanka, with associated cyclonic circulation, which is expected to intensify over the next 24 hours.
“The low-pressure area persists over the Southwest Bay of Bengal off the coast of Sri Lanka, with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to mid-tropospheric levels. It is likely to become more noticeable over the next 24 hours “In a tweet, IMD stated.
The weather service predicts that it will move north-westwards towards the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts until November 12 morning.
“Thereafter, it will move west-north-westwards across Tamil Nadu-Puducherry and Kerala on November 12 and 13,” the statement said.
Extremely heavy rainfall
According to the IMD, isolated extremely heavy rainfall is expected over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal on November 11 and north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal on November 12.
“Fairly widespread/widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Rayalaseema and south Coastal Andhra Pradesh on November 11th-13th and isolated heavy rainfall over Kerala and Mahe on November 11th-14th,” the IMD tweeted.
The weather service also advised fishermen not to go fishing in these areas during the same time period.