Schools Closed In Tamil Nadu Due To Heavy Rains: Due to heavy rainfall affecting several districts in Tamil Nadu, authorities have declared a holiday for classes 1 to 5 in Vellore and Ranipet. This decision was announced by the respective District Collectors of Vellore and Ranipet on Tuesday. Madhurathakam, Cheyyur, Thiruporur, Thirukkalukundram, Chengalpattu East Coastal Road, and Sholinganallur experienced moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the night, as reported by ANI. According to IMD, there’s a likelihood of light to moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning in a few places across Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal today. Additionally, IMD’s forecast also anticipates similar weather conditions with light to moderate rains for Wednesday and Thursday. This prediction is attributed to a cyclonic circulation present over North Coastal Tamil Nadu and its surrounding regions, which is expected to bring rain to parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry over the next week.
Furthermore, IMD has identified the possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated locations on Thursday, affecting districts such as Cuddalore, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram, Ranipet, Vellore, Tirupattur, Kallakurichi, and Puducherry. On Friday, similar heavy rainfall is expected in these areas. Over the weekend, light to moderate rain is forecasted in a few areas across Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal.
It’s worth noting that Tamil Nadu received 45 percent excess rainfall last year, while this year’s surplus is currently at 7 percent. The northeast monsoon is projected to commence in Tamil Nadu from October 18, with experts predicting that the monsoon will be below average this year. The Southwest Monsoon, which arrived in India on June 8, is crucial for various cropping seasons, including kharif, in which crops heavily rely on rainfall. India’s agricultural calendar consists of three major cropping seasons: summer, kharif, and rabi.