Tuesday , April 23 2019

Schools shut in Chennai, as Met predicts heavy rains today

Chennai Municipal Administration Minister, SP Velumani is on a study trip to Australia even as rains endure to batter parts of Tamil Nadu.


Chennai: Schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram were closed on this Monday as Meteorological (Met) Department has predicted heavy rains in the coastal regions due to a low-pressure zone in the Bay of Bengal.

An implication of India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated the low-pressure zone with an allied cyclonic circulation continues in the southwest Bay of Bengal and it is probable to become more noticeable.

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Area Cyclone Warning Centre Director S Balachandran also stated “The locality of the low-pressure area in the southwest Bay of Bengal is unaffected. We anticipated heavy rain from Sunday. The wind form and its speed prohibited the rainfall inland, as the rain poured into the marine. Due to this, dry weather triumphed over the state”.

Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani is on a 6 study tour to Australia even as rains endure to batter parts of the state. He departed on the tour to study the modern flood mitigation methods to import solutions for the flood-prone Tamil Nadu.

The opposition revelries have criticised his trip amid the disaster in the state.

“This is the second time that the minister is below criticism as earlier he specified that the TN was better than US and UK in managing the floods and today he is gone to visit Australia, at a time when Chennai is suffering monsoon griefs,” said previous Chennai mayor M Subramanian.

The minister should have adjourned the visit or he should have go to Australia prior to the monsoon, he said.

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