Heavy rains lash Chennai, schools to remain shut today
goers and school children.
Meanwhile, a 38-year-old man died when a mud wall of his hut collapsed in Thinnaiyoor near Thanjavur district’s Orathanadu which experienced heavy rains, police said.
With the meteorological department predicting heavy rains under the influence of an upper air cyclonic circulations over South West Bay of Bengal for the next two days, the Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur district collectors declared a holiday for the schools on Tuesday.
According to the MeT department, there will be heavy rainfall in Thiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Kancheepuram, Chennai, Tanjore, Ramanathapuram and Thiruvarur in the next 48 hours. “The cyclone formation is in the same place near Sri Lanka. There will be heavy rains in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu.