Chennai: A well-marked low pressure has brought copious rains to parts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai, with heavy overnight rains leaving roads water-logged
and low-lying areas inundated.
Schools were closed today in many parts of the state including Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Cuddalore districts.
Following the well-marked low pressure area over Comorin area, the regional weather office today advised fishermen of South Tamil Nadu RPT of South Tamil Nadu against venturing into the sea owing to the possibility of strong onshore winds
reaching upto 50-60 MPH.
Morning office-goers in Chennai struggled to reach their destination as traffic slowed down due to inundated roads and intermittent rains.
Meanwhile, the weatherman forecast more spells of rain or thundershowers at many places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the next 24 hours beginning 0830 hrs today.
In neighbouring Puducherry,rains disrupted normal life for the second successive day.
Schools and colleges remained closed and intermittent and at times heavy rain inundated a number of roads and also sidelanes in and around the town.
In the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am today, the Union Territory recorded 7.2 cm rain, official sources said.