All schools and colleges in six districts across Tamil Nadu will remain closed on Wednesday owning to heavy rainfall in the region. According to the state government, schools and colleges in Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Theni, Virudhunagar, Vellore, and Ramanathapuram will remain shut on Wednesday. All schools in Madurai district will also remain closed following heavy rains in the region.
Speaking to the media the District Collector of Ramanathapuram, Veeraragavarav said, "All education institutes will remain closed in the Ramanathapuram district following heavy rains lashing across the district."
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Tamil Nadu is very likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places in the state. Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning very likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu has also been predicted by the weather agency.
Earlier, IMD has also predicted heavy rainfall for isolated places over Lakshadweep, and Puducherry on Wednesday. Heavy Rainfall for Kerala, Karaikal, and Mahe is also predicted. "Heavy Rainfall at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana and Coastal, and South Interior Karnataka," IMD stated in its warning Bulletin.
IMD has also predicted thunderstorms with fast winds over Vidharbha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, and the Konkan regions. The agency said the sea conditions over the west-central and east-central are predicted to be rough over Southeast Arabian Sea. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. "Under the influence of system over Comorin area and adjoining Equitorial India Ocean, heavy to very rainfall is likely over Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep and heavy rainfall over Rayalseema and Karnataka up to October 31," the statement added.
The agency also predicted the cyclonic winds of Cyclone KYARR has moved north-westwards and will re-curve west-southwestwards and move towards the Gulf of Aden off south Oman-Yemen coasts in the next three days. "It is very likely to weaken into a very severe Cyclonic Storm during the morning of October 30 and further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm the morning of October 31," it stated. "The low-pressure areas now lie over Lakshadweep-Maldives areas and the adjoining common area with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to mid-tropospheric levels."
TOI: 0930- ESCS Kyarr weakened into very severe cyclonic storm at 0530 IST of 30th Oct. To recurve west-southwestwards during next 6 hours and move towards Socotra Islands. Depression has formed over Maldives-Comorin area at 0530 IST. pic.twitter.com/obvhUiPqAP— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) October 30, 2019
(with ANI inputs)