India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast light and moderate rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday in many places over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Heavy Rainfall Alert: school and college closed in these districts. Schools and colleges were shut on Thursday in two districts of Tamil Nadu due to incessant rainfall.
According to a report schools and colleges in Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur districts have been shut for Thursday. One-day holiday for schools and colleges was announced in the Nagapattinam district while only the closure of schools has been announced in the Thiruvarur district, they said.
Notably, “Isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over south Tamil Nadu on 1st and 2nd February,” it added. A depression, over the southwest Bay of Bengal, moved west-southwestwards and crossed the Sri Lanka coast during the afternoon of Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
According to it, the depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-southwestwards with a speed of 7 kmph during the past 6 hours and lay centred at 05:30 am on Wednesday over the same region near latitude 8.2 degrees N and longitude 82.6 degrees E, about 110 km east-southeast of Batticaloa (Sri Lanka), 160 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 420 km southeast of Karaikal (India).
Meanwhile, the MeT department has projected “normal rainfall” in February in northwest India. Normal to below normal minimum temperatures are likely over most parts of the country except northeast and adjoining east India, the weather office said.
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