The India Meteorological Department announced on Thursday that the cyclonic circulation over the south-west Bay of Bengal off the south Sri Lanka coast may not intensify into a low-pressure area. However, it would continue to bring rain of very heavy intensity over south Tamil Nadu and gradually cover north coastal and adjoining districts till November 29.
Here are the latest updates:
Annamalai University, Chidambaram declares holiday
Holiday has been declared for Annamalai University in Chidambaram due to rain- Tamil Nadu bureau
Holiday declared for educational institutions
Educational institutes across several districts declared a holiday owing to heavy rains.
District administrations of Chennai, Nagapattinam, Tiruchi and Tiruvarur, Vellore, Pudukottai, Virudhunagar, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Thanjavur, districts, declared a holiday for schools and colleges, whereas all schools of Namakkal , Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Villupuram and Kallakurichi, have been ordered to shut today- Tamil Nadu bureau
Cyclonic circulation to bring heavy rain in Tamil Nadu till month-end
On Thursday, the IMD issued the red alert for Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai and Nagapattinam as these districts were expected to receive isolated extremely heavy rain. Torrential rain pounded Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli districts, inundating several areas and affecting life.
The rainfall may turn more intense in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts on Saturday and Sunday. Heavy rain is likely to lash more than 15 districts, including the Cauvery delta districts, Chengalpattu, the Nilgiris, Salem, Erode and Puducherry, on Saturday. Chennai may experience heavy rain in some areas till the weekend.