As rain continued to lash across Tamil Nadu, several districts along the Western Ghats recorded very heavy rainfall with a highest of 14 cm in Kanniyakumari on Monday.
According to the statement issued by the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), extremely heavy rainfall of more than 20 cm is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. States like Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni and Dindigul districts are on red alert. Heavy to very heavy rain is expected to occur at isolated places over Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Vellore and Thiruvannamalai districts. Kanykumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Nagapatinam, Thiruvarur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts are expected to receive heavy to moderate rains on Tuesday.
A heavy downpour during the early days of northeast monsoon has affected long-distance express and passenger trains services in southern railway, especially in Kerala.
Chennai received 6 cm of rainfall with moderate rains in the suburbs throughout the day. Several areas including Mount Road, Vadapalani, Koyambedu, Valasaravakkam, Egmore experienced heavy traffic throughout the day due to waterlogging. Humidity in the city, however, remained 100%. More on P7