Chennai, Tamil Nadu’s capital city was battered with heavy rainfall throughout Sunday. In view of dire situation, authorities in Chennai and six other districts kept schools closed in the capital city and six other districts on Monday.
The Schools were closed in Ranipet, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengalpet, and Vellore. The school closure notice was issued by the DMK leader Chief Minister MK Stalin led government on Monday, 19 June.
Chennai weather forecast: Yellow alert issued
Moderate thunderstorm with moderate rain is very likely in isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram districts for the next 3 hours (7 am to 10 am), said Regional Metrology Department, Chennai.
Widespread heavy rainfall was recorded across Chennai last night.
Local media reported waterlogging at several places from the heavy rainfall. The waterlogging also caused disruptions in in international flight operations at the Chennai International Airport.
According to reports, 10 incoming flights, including those from Doha and Dubai, were diverted to Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, around 70 people have been injured in a collision between two private buses in Melpattampakkam of Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu on Monday, police said.
The injured have been taken to Cuddalore government hospital, police added.
Delhi weather forecast
In the northern part of India parts of Delhi received light rainfall on Monday morning, bringing respite from the scorching heat.
East India: Weather forecast
Following incessant rain, a rise in water level was witnessed in the Brahmaputra River in Assam.
Meanwhile, the flood situation in Assam’s Lakhimpur remains grim.
As the water levels of many rivers are rising up following incessant rain and a few districts of Assam have been affected in the first spell of the flood, the state government is ready to deal with any kind of situation and directed all districts to be alert.
The Assam government is in touch with all agencies including the Indian army, Indian Air Force (IAF), and NDRF to tackle the emergency situation.