Nada effect: Heavy rain in some parts of Tamil Nadu

A depression over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross the north Tamil Nadu coast early on December 2.

Nada effect: Heavy rain in some parts of Tamil Nadu

With cyclone ‘Nada’ nearing the Tamil Nadu coast, heavy rainfall has begun in some parts of the state. Rain reportedly started in coastal areas like Thiruvarur. According to the Met department squally winds at a speed of 80 kmph would commence in the Chennai, Puducherry and Kadalur areas. Northern coastal areas in Tamil Nadu are expected to experience heavy rain from Thursday. Rain clouds were engulfing the city since last night paving way for raining in the morning.

Thursday and Friday have been declared holiday for schools in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Cuddallur and Nagapattinam. Fishermen have been alerted to not to venture out during this time.

"We have put flags along the coastline and de-silted the drains to avoid flooding in the heavy rain," Puducherry Chief Minister said. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) member Lt Gen NC Marwah reviewed the preparedness of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to withstand the impact of the storm.

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