Heavy rains lash various parts of TN

Heavy rains have been lashing various parts of Tamilndu including Chennai and its suburbs at frequent intervals, bringing back waterlogging woes in many areas. Red alert has been issued to 12 districts, especially the coastal ones, while orange alert has been given to their neighbouring districts. Schools and colleges have been declared holiday in more than 20 districts.

Stating that rains have occurred in 37 districts of the State, officials since the onset of Northeast monsoon on October one, the State has received 580.84 mm of rains, which was 70 per cent higher than the average rainfall of 341.33 mm.

Met office said heavy to very heavy rains were reported in 12 districts,  while three districts witnessed heavy rains. Thoothukudi and the temple town of Tiruchendur recorded extremely heavy rains. Heavy rains also occurred in Madurai, Tirunelveli, Sivaganga, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Kanyakumari and other districts, including the Central region and in Cauvery delta areas.