Edited by Shivani Ramakrishnan (Sourced from NDTV)
Chennai, November 22, 2018
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Collector of Chennai, B. Maheswari declared a holiday for schools and colleges in Chennai and neighbouring districts after heavy rains lashed the state on Wednesday evening owing to a low-pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal.
— NDTV (@ndtv) November 22, 2018
Madras University issued a statement announcing the cancellation of exams which had been scheduled for today. “Due to heavy rains in Chennai and its surrounding Madras University cancels exams scheduled on November 22, 2018. Rescheduled date for this exam will be announced soon,” read the statement released by the university.
The Met Office said that Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry are likely to be hit by heavy showers for the next two days. Yesterday’s showers brought life to a standstill in Chennai and the districts of Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Villupuram.
Rains and winds in southern suburbs like ECR, Siruseri regions and southern suburbs will see good spell, while core city gets steady rains and we can expect some increase in intensity at night / morning. The… https://t.co/Ky3aSHQrIG
— TamilNadu Weatherman (@praddy06) November 21, 2018
Wettest day of the year for Chennai as heavy rains lash Chennai, next spell to start now in the city and we have more rains today till tomorrow morning to get rains before heading for a big break…. https://t.co/2n7Hy6trTi
— TamilNadu Weatherman (@praddy06) November 22, 2018
Meanwhile, E. Palaniswami, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is expected to meet Narendra Modi today to seek a comprehensive central assistance package to help districts that have been affected by Cyclone Gaja.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)