Heavy rain batters Chennai: schools, colleges shut

Heavy rain batters Chennai: schools, colleges shut

Weather officials have said, the low pressure area that was prevailing in the South West Bay yesterday has now spread over to the adjoining West Central Bay and also the coasts of Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh.

The Tamil Nadu Meteorological Department earlier warned of heavy rainfall at a few places in the state in the next 24 hours.

Commuters had a harrowing time due to delayed services of buses and trains and severe traffic snarls. The situation will not witness an improvement until rains completely take a backseat from Chennai.

Several universities have postponed their exams while schools and colleges have been shut since October 31.

As a precautionary measure, the power supply in the city was cut Thursday.

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Many suburban areas continued to remain submerged, even as the water level in various areas was slowly receding.

Skymetweather.com, a private weather forecasting and analysis agency, has forecast heavy rain and thundershower with moderate lightning at many places over Karaikal, Puducherry, Ariyalur, Chennai, Cuddalore, Kanchipuram, Nagapattinam, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Thanjavur, Thiruvallur, Thiruvarur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchchirappalli, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar districts of Tamil Nadu during next 14 hours.

Volunteers distribute food to residents in flooded areas.

Normal life was crippled in Chennai and its suburbs on Friday as rains pounded the city for several hours from Thursday evening, resulting in 30cm of showers in some eight hours and flooding several localities. Over 7,000 encroachments on 22,538 water bodies have been removed while 12,070km of river ways were desilted, it added.

Marina Beach area recorded 30 cm of precipitation and parts of the beach were submerged under water, as people tried to make their way around.

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