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Tamil Nadu rains: Schools shut in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram

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Stacy Diaz | 14 November, 2017, 11:59

Chennai and its neighboring districts will see another heavy spell of rain over the next few days, the weather department has said.

Heavy rains had lashed several parts of Chennai earlier this month, leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in many areas.

S Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, Meteorological department, said that low pressure is perfectly placed over southwest Bay of Bengal near Sri Lanka with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level, reported The New Indian Express.

Ironically, the northeast monsoon, which set in during the last week of October had led to severe water logging in Chennai recently. During the past day, moderate rain occurred over Chennai and nearby coastal areas. "Considering the students' welfare, schools will be closed in Chennai district on Monday", said Chennai district collector V Anbuselvan.

In 24 hours that ended on Monday morning, Ennore near Chennai recorded 11cm rainfall.

"Most of the complaints received were pertaining to waterlogging".

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, who reveiwed the flood preparedness on Sunday, claimed that the state was prepared to fight natural clamity, "There's no water-logging in Chennai now".

The first spell of NE monsoon rains, which began on October 30, lashed the metropolis for almost a week and led to the rise in residents' woes.

"From Sunday morning to Monday evening the city recorded 5.33cm rainfall". To address rain-related issues, the civic body has deployed 790 workers, the press release added.