Tamil Nadu Weather Report: Chennai Rains And Schools Declared HolidayThangaraja Palaniappan (Author) Published Date : Nov 18, 2021 09:52 IST
Due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, schools and colleges in 13 districts and schools in 10 districts will be closed today. Chennai has been declared Red Alert.
Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur and Ranipettai districts have been issued a 'red alert' for heavy rains due to the prevailing low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal. According to the Meteorological Department, up to 20 cm of rain is expected in 14 districts.
Due to continuous heavy rains across the state, schools and colleges in many districts, today have been declared holidays by their respective district collectors. Schools and colleges in 6 districts of Tamil Nadu will be closed on Thursday (today) due to continuous heavy rains. Accordingly, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Ranipettai, Vellore, Pudukottai and Dindigul districts schools and colleges will be closed on Thursday.
Similarly, three districts have announced holidays only for schools today due to continuous heavy rain. With Chennai being given a red alert tomorrow, heavy rains have started in various parts of the city since yesterday evening.
Accordingly, the Chennai Corporation has instructed the Chennai people to prepare drinking water, milk, food and necessary items for two days since the red alert was declared.