Tamil Nadu government has urged private companies to declare holiday on Friday due to heavy rains.

Monsoon fury hits Chennai Pvt firms asked to declare holiday several areas waterloggedImage: Twitter.com
news Weather Friday, November 03, 2017 - 09:05

Even as rains continue to lash Chennai, no respite is expected for the city on Friday. The Regional Meteorological Department (RMC) said that rains would continue throughout the day on Friday and there are chances of heavy rains in the evening.

However, the rains might stop for few hours during the day, the IMD said. “Yesterday there was low pressure area over Sri Lanka and adjoining south west of Bay of Bengal, now it lies over South west of Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu coast. Rainfall activity will continue over North coastal Tamil Nadu with heavy to very heavy rain over Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chennai and Chengalpet districts during next 24 hours,” said Balachandar, Director of Met department.

The Met department said that Meenambakkam recorded 14 cm of rains from Thursday 8:30 am to 5:30 am on Friday and Nungambakkam recorded 18 cm of rains. 

Last night after 8:30pm, for more than two hours, rains lashed Chennai. Several areas in the city like Madipakkam, Velachery, Kolathur, Medavakkam, Kovilimbakkam have been waterlogged due to the rains. Tamil Nadu government has urged private companies to declare holiday on Friday due to heavy rains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moreover, schools and colleges in Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts have declared holiday on Friday.

Tamil Nadu state polytechnic exams which were scheduled on Friday have been postponed due to heavy rains. The revised date will be announced later.

Kanchipuram district received 627mm of rain from Thursday morning 8:00am to Friday morning 7:30am. Kanchipuram recorded 48.2mm of rain, Chengalpet 58mm, Sriperumbudur 26mm, Tambaram 48mm and Kelambakkam recorded 201mm of rain.

Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Agency has asked people not to spread rumours and asked people to work from home to avoid traffic jams and any untoward incidents. They have also asked people living in low lying and inundated areas to move to nearest government relief centers or safer locations.

 

 

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