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Devastation due to heavy rain in Tamil Nadu

Southern districts of Tamil Nadu, including Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Kanyakumari and Ramanathapuram, have been experiencing heavy rain since Sunday morning. Apart from this, heavy rains are also occurring in Tuticorin and Tenkasi districts, disrupting normal life. The Meteorological Department has also warned of cyclonic winds over the eastern coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and the Gulf of Mannar. According to IMD forecast, heavy rainfall is likely at one or two places over Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai and Thanjavur districts of Tamil Nadu on December 18.

The Meteorological Department has said that there is a possibility of heavy rain at one or two places in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram districts of Tamil Nadu on December 19. There is a possibility of thunderstorm and lightning at one or two places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on December 19.

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Heavy rain alert issued

At the same time, till December 18, wind speed of 40-45 km per hour and gusting to 55 km per hour is expected in the south-west Bay of Bengal along with Sri Lanka-Tamil Nadu coasts, Gulf of Mannar, Comorin area, Kerala coast and Lakshadweep area. There is a possibility of strong wind. Therefore, after the IMD warning, fishermen in Nagapattinam district are not venturing into the sea and have secured their boats and fishing nets on the shore. More than 650 boats and 3,300 fiber boats are being seen off the coast in more than 25 fishermen’s hamlet villages.

As far as Chennai is concerned, the sky will be generally cloudy for the next 24 hours with the possibility of moderate rain in some areas. Fishermen in the area have also been advised not to venture into the sea.


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