The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has retained the red alert administered in Chennai and its neighbouring districts on Thursday due to heavy rains lashing the area. The weather department predicts a very heavy rain spell over Chennai and adjoining districts with very heavy rains likely in several places in the area. It has also predicted very heavy rainfall in South Tamil Nadu.
The IMD has issued a red alert for Chennai and the other four adjacent areas namely Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Cuddalore and Villupuram as the low-pressure region is slowly moving towards the coast from the south-east. It has predicted a ‘very heavy rain’ threat for a few North Tamil Nadu districts and South Andhra Pradesh districts too.
Holiday has been announced for schools and colleges in over 19 districts throughout the state. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at Perambalur, Ariyalur, Dharmapuri, Tirupattur, Vellore and Ranipet.
The prediction for Chennai for 24 hours reads “Sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places.” IMD has also broadcast that there will be sudden strong winds and violent storms with the velocity 40kmph to 50kmph and could touch 60kmph in the next two days.