Source: The News Minute
After heavy rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu, the state government has declared a holiday for schools on Tuesday, Novermber 2, in Chennai and eight other districts — Chengalpattu, Mayiladuthurai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Villupuram and Ariyalur districts. The schools in Kodaikanal will also be closed and both schools and colleges in Chennai have declared a holiday on Tuesday, announced the government.
Since Sunday, several parts of Tamil Nadu have been receiving light to heavy showers. The heavy rains that began on Monday evening continued until Tuesday morning. According to an official IMD report, thunderstorm with light to moderate rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur districts of Tamil Nadu as well in the Puducherry and Karaikal regions.
Schools for students in Classes 1 to 8 had opened only on Monday after a long gap of 17 months after being shut owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.