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Tamil Nadu: Schools, colleges to remain shut in these districts after heavy rain warning

The India Meteorological Department on Thursday issued a red alert for Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Ranipet districts of Tamil Nadu on November 11 and for Dindigul, Theni and Nilgiris on November 12. A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in Tiruvallur district tomorrow after warnings of heavy rain.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Chennai: Rain wreaks havoc in Tamil Nadu. Intermittent rain for several days is affecting the life of the common man badly. The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain on Friday as well. Following the IMD’s warning, Schools and colleges will remain closed on Friday, November 11, in six districts in Tamil Nadu.

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In view of the rainfall forecast by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a one-day holiday has been declared in all schools and colleges located in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Vellore and Ranipet districts of Tamil Nadu state today.

The IMD had on Thursday issued a red alert for Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Ranipet districts of Tamil Nadu on November 11 and for Dindigul, Theni and Nilgiris on November 12 as a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to become more marked. Is. Red alert means warning for the next 24 hours. The agency has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places with very heavy rainfall at one or two places in these districts.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall with thunder and lightning is very likely in some areas in the next 48 hours in Chennai city and suburbs. IMD has issued an orange alert for the city. Orange alert means be ready. Keeping in mind the safety of the children, it has been decided to keep the schools and colleges closed in the district. However, this is not the first time that school-colleges in the state have declared a holiday due to heavy rains.

Earlier, schools up to class 8 were closed in Tiruvannamalai, Chennai, Thiruvalluvar, Ranipettai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Vellore, Villupuram and Thirupathur in view of the possibility of rain and waterlogging by the Meteorological Department.

The weather department said that the cyclonic circulation is likely to be more prominent in the next 48 hours and likely to move northwestwards bringing in heavy to very heavy rains.

According to IMD, Tamil Nadu has received 237.7 mm of rainfall since October 1 and is in deficit while Chennai district received 459.4 mm during the same period with a 13 per cent increase in rains. The IMD has forecast thunderstorms and lighting over Chennai and adjoining districts in the next 48 hours.

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Let us tell you that this year the record of last 30 years has been broken due to heavy rains in Chennai. According to sources, S Balachandran, Deputy Director General of the Regional Meteorological Center of Meteorology, while talking on the weather in Chennai, said that on November 1, Nungambakkam had recorded 8 cm of rainfall, which is the first in the last 30 years.

At the same time, it has rained so much for the third time in the last 72 years. Giving information, he had said that in 1990, Chennai had received 13 cm of rain and in 1964 it was 11 cm, both times on November 01.

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