oi- Mathivanan Maran
Updated: Thursday, September 1, 2022, 8:34 [IST]
Chennai: The Meteorological Department has warned that heavy rain will occur in 20 districts of Tamil Nadu today. A holiday has been announced for schools and colleges in Nagai, Tiruvarur, Mayiladuthurai and Thanjavur districts due to the continued heavy rains.
South Tamil Nadu is receiving heavy rains due to the low atmospheric circulation over its adjoining areas. The Southwest Monsoon is lashing the Arabian Sea states like Kerala and Karnataka. This has resulted in heavy flooding in many places. Unprecedented rains in Bengaluru.
Tamil Nadu is also receiving heavy rains. Most of the dams in Tamil Nadu are overflowing. Excess water from dams is being released in large quantities.
The Chennai Meteorological Department has warned that heavy rain will occur in 20 districts of Tamil Nadu today. In this regard, in a statement issued by the Chennai Meteorological Department, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will receive light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning at many places. Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts will receive very heavy rains at a couple of places. Theni, Tirupur, Dindigul, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tirupattur, Trichy, Perambalur, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts are expected to receive heavy rain at one or two places.
Also, the sky will be generally cloudy in Chennai for the next 24 hours. The Chennai Meteorological Department has also reported thundershowers at some places in the city.
Meanwhile, as 1.45 lakh cubic feet of water was released from the Mettur Dam, the people of the area were greatly distressed as the flood water surrounded various residences in the Cauvery River areas near Salem Edappadi. The water inflow to Mettur dam is also 1.45 lakh cubic feet.
In this situation, Nagai district has been receiving heavy rain since yesterday. As a result, a holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in Nagai district today. Similarly, a holiday has been announced for schools and colleges in Tiruvarur district today. Holidays have also been announced for educational institutions in Thanjavur and Mayiladuthurai districts.
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Due to heavy rain, schools, colleges to be closed in Nagai today.