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Tamil Nadu: Schools shut in various districts due to heavy rainfall warning

News Agencies | Updated on: 19 June 2023, 8:50 IST
Tamil Nadu heavy rainfall warning (Twitter)

Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Schools in various districts of Tamil Nadu will remain closed on Monday due to heavy rain, said the respective district administrations.

So far, a holiday has been declared for schools in six districts - Ranipet, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengalpet and Vellore.

Moderate thunderstorm with moderate rain is very likely in isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram districts for the next 3 hours (7 am to 10 am), said Regional Metrology Department, Chennai. Widespread heavy rainfall was recorded across Chennai last night.

Meanwhile, parts of Delhi received light rainfall on Monday morning, bringing respite from the scorching heat.

The IMD predicted mostly cloudy skies with the possibility of very light rain and drizzle in Delhi for Monday (June 19).

Following incessant rain, a rise in water level was witnessed in the Brahmaputra River in Assam.

Meanwhile, the flood situation in Assam's Lakhimpur remains grim. As the water levels of many rivers are rising up following incessant rain and a few districts of Assam have been affected in the first spell of the flood, the state government is ready to deal with any kind of situation and directed all districts to be alert.


First published: 19 June 2023, 8:50 IST