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Tamil Nadu: Heavy rain likely in TN today, school-college holidays declared in 26 districts

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu today over the entire state. On the other hand, red alert has been issued for four districts of Tamil Nadu Tiruvallur, Ranipet, Dindigul, Theni and Nilgiris districts and Kancheepuram. Tamil Nadu government has also declared a holiday for educational institutions in several districts due to the rains.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Saturday, The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu over the entire state. On the other hand, red alert has been issued for four districts of Tamil Nadu Tiruvallur, Ranipet, Dindigul, Theni and Nilgiris districts and Kancheepuram. Very heavy rainfall has been predicted in Chennai and several other districts in the coming days.

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On Saturday, Tamil Nadu government has also declared a holiday for educational institutions in several districts due to the rains. Schools and colleges have been closed in at least 26 districts of the state, including Chennai. Holiday has been declared for the students. There is a big change in the weather pattern in most of the states of India. Winter has arrived in North India. Where there is a feeling of chill in the morning, evening and night, the sunlight has started to feel good. The effect of fog has also started appearing in many states.

Due to snowfall in the high altitude areas of the hilly states, there has been a drop in the temperature. Its effect is also being seen in the plains. On the other hand, there is an alert for rain in South India. A low pressure area has formed over the southwest Bay of Bengal off the coast of Sri Lanka.

The Meteorological Department has advised fishermen not to venture into south Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area as well as southwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal today and tomorrow.

Along with this, the IMD has appealed to fishermen not to go to the southeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea and the coasts of Kerala, Lakshadweep region, Maldives between November 13-14. Here on the high peaks of the Himalayas, it has been raining along with snow for the last several days. Due to this the temperature has dropped below zero in many areas.

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IMD has forecast snowfall and rain in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand today. Its effect will be seen in North India. In the next 4 to 5 days, cold will increase in many states of the country including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Odisha.

Today, on November 12, According to the information given by the Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature in Delhi can be recorded at 14 degrees and the maximum temperature is 29 degrees. In Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, the minimum temperature will be 16 degrees and the maximum temperature will be 28 degrees. Apart from this, there will be fog in the morning. In Ghaziabad, the minimum temperature will be 14 degrees and the maximum temperature will be 26 degrees along with fog.

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