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Chennai Weather Highlights: Moderate rainfall likely over several districts of Tamil Nadu

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Tamil Nadu government declared a holiday for all schools, colleges, private institutions, banks and financial institutions in several areas as IMD predicts heavy rainfall

Chennai Weather Live Updates: A drone view showing severe waterlogging in parts of Tamil Nadu following incessant rainfallPremium
Chennai Weather Live Updates: A drone view showing severe waterlogging in parts of Tamil Nadu following incessant rainfall

Chennai Weather Live Updates: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu and Kerala during the next 2-3 days. As per IMD Chennai, heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Toothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Pudukkottai, and Sivaganga districts of Tamil Nadu while heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Madurai, Mayiladuthurai, Tenkasi, Virudhunagar districts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal area.

On Sunday, several districts of south Tamil Nadu witnessed severe rainfall leading to a flood-like situation and water-logging.

Check all the Tamil Nadu weather live updates here.

19 Dec 2023, 08:32:36 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: NDRF teams struggle to reach stranded passengers for rescue op

2 NDRF team struggles to reach stranded passengers for rescue operation due to severe floods. NDRF making efforts to reach them and will do the necessary: NDRF PRO

19 Dec 2023, 08:17:24 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Impact of heavy rainfall on train operations

Heavy rainfall in the Southern District of Tamil Nadu impacted train operations. Southern Railway is making concerted efforts to restorative of traffic & evacuation of stranded passengers at Srivakuntam Railway station: Southern Railway

19 Dec 2023, 08:12:01 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Floods in various parts of Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi | Watch

Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu: Floods in various parts of the city as heavy rainfall continues to impact life and property.

19 Dec 2023, 08:10:20 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Moderate rainfall likely to occur over several districts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal

Moderate thunderstorms & lightning with moderate rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over several districts of Tamil Nadu & Karaikal. Light rain is likely in isolated places in several districts of Tamil Nadu in the next three hours: Chennai MeT

19 Dec 2023, 07:53:22 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Stalin seeks Modi's appointment to discuss rain, floods in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his appointment on December 19 to discuss rain and the flood situation in southern parts of the state. In order to deliberate on the extremely heavy rainfall and flooding in southern districts of Tamil Nadu, related damage and relief and rescue initiatives, Stalin has written to Modi seeking his appointment on Tuesday, an official release here said. It is also to discuss expeditious release of Central funds to the state to tackle damage due to the recent rains in Chennai and nearby districts.

19 Dec 2023, 07:30:13 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: CM Stalin instructs party cadres from rain-affected districts to assist in relief work

As the extremely heavy rainfall continued in the south districts of Tamil Nadu, state Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday said that he has instructed party cadres from the rain-affected districts to assist in the ongoing relief work.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said that he is monitoring the relief work and is in contact with officials.

19 Dec 2023, 07:10:38 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Rains, flood bring southern Tamil Nadu to its knees

Intense rainfall and very heavy inundation, unseen in recent times, overwhelmed four southern districts of Tamil Nadu and Chief Minister M K Stalin arrived on Monday in Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss relief initiatives.

People marooned in residential colonies were evacuated by authorities and were housed in relief centres, such as neighbourhood schools and marriage halls and over 7,000 people are housed in such facilities.

19 Dec 2023, 06:54:33 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Tamil Nadu Guv calls meeting to review situation in flood-affected districts

Governor of Tamil Nadu RN Ravi has called a meeting with senior officials of Central Agencies and Armed Forces to review the present situation in flood-affected southern districts of Tamil Nadu.

Taking to the social media handle on X, Raj Bhavan, Tamil Nadu posted on Monday, "Governor Ravi has convened a meeting tomorrow in Raj Bhavan, Chennai, with senior officials of Central Agencies and Armed Forces to review the present situation in flood-affected southern districts of Tamil Nadu and to mobilize the maximum possible resources for rescue and relief."

19 Dec 2023, 06:36:04 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: IAF, Indian Army join forces as unprecedented rainfall floods Tamil Nadu

Due to incessant rains in southern Tamil Nadu, the Indian Air Force on Monday joined hands with the Indian Army to help with the unprecedented flooding and rains in Tamil Nadu.

"On December 18, Tamil Nadu received unprecedented rains in the last 24 hours that have caused extensive flooding in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts. The IAF responded swiftly and tasked Air Force Station Sulur with humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, which is currently being undertaken by MI -17 V5 helicopter," the Indian Air Force said in a post on 'X'.

19 Dec 2023, 06:20:13 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Rescue and relief operations in full swing

As the Southern Tamil Nadu faces severe flood crisis due to heavy rains that have lashed the region in the last 24 hours. The state and central governments have launched massive rescue and relief operations to help the affected people.

The Indian Air Force on Monday along with the Indian Army helped people affected with unprecedented flooding and rains in Tamil Nadu.

18 Dec 2023, 10:46:07 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Paddy fields submerged, roads flooded, waterfall overflows | Watch

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Paddy fields, roads and bridges were submerged and many residential colonies came under sheets of water as heavy rains wreaked havoc in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi districts of the state. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alert over South Tamil Nadu today i.e. on 18 December. As per IMD, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls (above 204.4 mm) is likely to continue over South Tamil Nadu on December 18." Read More

18 Dec 2023, 10:27:40 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Red alert for these areas 

Chennai Weather Live Updates: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Monday issued a 'Red' alert for Tenkasi, Thoothukudi, Tiruvaneli and Kanyakumari districts, as per news agency ANI. Expecting a heavy rainfall, the Tamil Nadu government declared a holiday for all schools, colleges, private institutions, banks and financial institutions the these districts.

18 Dec 2023, 10:09:29 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: 95 CM rainfall in Thoothukudi

Chennai Weather Live Updates: The India Meteorological Department reported on Monday that Kayalpattinam in the Thoothukudi district of southern Tamil Nadu recorded a rainfall of 95 centimeters. In response to inquiries about the unprecedented nature of this rainfall in Tamil Nadu, a meteorological official stated that confirmation would be provided after verification.

Additionally, the temple town of Tiruchendur, also in the Thoothukudi district, experienced extremely heavy rainfall ranging from 62 to 69 centimeters. Various other regions, such as Manjolai in Tirunelveli district (55 centimeters) and Gundar Dam in Tenkasi district (51 centimeters), recorded rainfall exceeding 50 centimeters, as indicated in an IMD bulletin.

18 Dec 2023, 09:54:21 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Mullaperiyar dam water levels surge

Chennai Weather Live Updates: "As the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam reached 137.50 feet on Monday and the inflow into the dam increased due to rains in the catchment area, the Tamil Nadu government announced that the dam's shutters will be opened in a phased manner from 10 am on December 19 (Tuesday) to release a maximum of 10,000 cusecs of water," an official statement said here.

18 Dec 2023, 09:34:15 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: 3 dead in Chennai after heavy rains 

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Authorities undertook the evacuation of individuals stranded in residential colonies, relocating them to designated relief centers such as local schools and marriage halls. Currently, more than 7,000 people have been accommodated in these facilities.

Tragically, three individuals lost their lives in incidents associated with the heavy rainfall, and there are concerns about the potential demise of three additional persons.

18 Dec 2023, 09:01:10 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: About 800 train passengers stranded

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Due to flooding in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, an estimated 800 train passengers found themselves marooned in Srivaikuntam, as reported by an official on Monday. The individuals affected were those aboard a Chennai-bound express train originating from the temple town of Tiruchendur. Stranded in Srivaikuntam, a region severely affected by floods, these passengers endured nearly 20 hours of immobilization. 

Authorities are actively engaged in rescue operations, with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) also being notified. The train in question, the Tiruchendur-Chennai Egmore Express (Train No 20606), commenced its journey from Tiruchendur to Chennai at 20:25 hours on December 17.

18 Dec 2023, 08:47:19 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: IMD sounds red alert for THESE districts 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Monday issued a 'Red' alert for Tenkasi, Thoothukudi, Tiruvaneli and Kanyakumari districts, as per news agency ANI. Expecting a heavy rainfall, the Tamil Nadu government declared a holiday for all schools, colleges, private institutions, banks and financial institutions the these districts. 

18 Dec 2023, 08:32:03 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: NDRF, Navy, Coast Guard continue rescue operations in Tamil Nadu

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Amid flood-like situation in several parts of Tamil Nadu due to incessant rainfall, NDRF, Navy, Coast Guard are carrying on rescue operations to save people stranded in flooded areas.

18 Dec 2023, 08:10:00 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Several areas of Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi face severe waterlogging

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Amid continuous rainfall, several areas of Tamil Nadu faced flood-like situation. Several districts of south Tamil Nadu continues to receive heavy rainfall ove rhte past few days. Drone visuals released by ANI shows the extent of damage caused due to heavy rainfall in Thoothukudi city.

18 Dec 2023, 07:55:09 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: About 800 train passengers stranded in Thoothukudi due to floods

Chennai Weather Live Updates: As many as 800 passengers onboard a Chennai-bound train were stranded at Srivaikuntam in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu due to floods as heavy rains, unprecedented in recent times, wreaked havoc in the district, an official said on Monday. The rains have also paralysed Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi districts of Tamil Nadu. (Read full story)

18 Dec 2023, 07:05:13 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Fog engulfs Coonoor in the Nilgiris amid heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Coonoor in the Nilgiris district witnesses fog amid continuous heavy rainfall in the region on Monday. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in Kerala on Tuesday as well.

18 Dec 2023, 06:39:57 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Lakes and river reach full capacity due to heavy rainfall 

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Due to heavy downpour in southern Tamil Nadu,  forty lakes have in Kovilpatti area reached their full capacity on Monday. The IMD red alert for the selected districts will continue till Tuesday. Due to heavy rainfall, the rivers and lakes around Kovilpatti reached their full capacity and the water is overflowing from the lakes.

Also, after the rainwater started flowing out of the river in the Koosalipatti and Inam Maniyachi areas, sandbags and JCB machines were used to stop the water.

18 Dec 2023, 06:03:21 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: About 800 train passengers stranded due to floods in Tamil Nadu

Chennai Weather Live Updates: As heavy rainfall in southern Tamil Nadu brought normal life to a standstill, there was a massive disruption in train service as well. Nearly 800 train passengers were stranded at Srivaikuntam in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, an official said on Monday.

Some passengers were stranded inside train for as many as 20 hours at Srivaikuntam, which is in the worst flood-hit region.

18 Dec 2023, 05:09:19 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Disaster response team rescue people stranded in Tirunelveli

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Several people were stranded due to flood-like situation in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu on Monday.  Residents huddled on the terrace of a few two-storied houses in some areas of the district. 

Over 100 houses at Nesavalar Colony in Nagercoil were inundated and they were evacuated by the authorities and sent to relief centres. Several residents said they have never seen such extremely heavy rainfall and flooding.

18 Dec 2023, 04:38:18 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: DMK MP K Kanimozhi takes stock of flood situation in Thoothukudi

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Amid heavy rainfall, DMK MP K Kanimozhi and Minister of Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Geetha Kiran assesed the flood situation in Thoothukudi. The weather forecasting agency has predicted heavy rainfall for the city for next twenty four hours.

18 Dec 2023, 04:23:14 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Waterlogging witnessed in several parts of Tamil Nadu's Toothkudi

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Reeling under incessant rainfall for past two days, Tamil Nadu's Toothukudi district witnessed waterlogging in many places on Monday. IMD has predicted the rainfall to continue for coming 2-3 days.

18 Dec 2023, 03:58:03 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Several parts of Tamil Nadu face flood-like situations

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Heavy rainfall lead to severe waterlogging in parts of Tamil Nadu. IMD has issued red alert for four districts of the state for next twenty four hours.

18 Dec 2023, 03:29:56 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Red alert to continue for next 24 hours

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Red alert in Tamil Nadu districts, ie Tenkasi, Thoothukudi, Tiruvaneli and Kanyakumari, is likely to continue for next three hours, , S Balachandran, Director of Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre told ANI.

18 Dec 2023, 03:14:39 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin writes to PM Modi

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin writes to PM Modi, to seek an appointment to discuss rain, flood situation in southern parts of the state.

18 Dec 2023, 01:45:14 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Water inflow surges at Vagai dam in Tamil Nadu's Theni district | Watch

Paddy fields, roads and bridges were submerged and many residential colonies came under sheets of water in several regions of southern Tamil Nadu as heavy rains, unprecedented in recent times wreaked havoc in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi districts of the state.

18 Dec 2023, 01:41:13 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: 95 cm rainfall in Thoothukudi district of TN

Kayalpattinam in Thoothukudi district of southern Tamil Nadu has registered 95 CM rainfall, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. When asked if the 95 CM rainfall was unprecedented in Tamil Nadu, a Met official said it will be confirmed following verification. Extremely heavy rainfall was also witnessed in the temple town of Tiruchendur also in Thoothukudi district, which was in the range of 62 CM to 69 CM.

Several regions registered rainfall in excess of 50 CM including Manjolai in Tirunelveli district (55 CM) and Gundar Dam in Tenkasi district (51 CM), an IMD bulletin said. Tirunelveli (30 CM) and Palayamkottai near Tirunelveli (44 CM) were among other regions that witnessed very heavy rainfall. The rainfall was for the 24-hour duration starting December 17 (8.30 AM) to December 18 (8.30 AM).

18 Dec 2023, 01:39:50 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: CM MK Stalin instructs party cadres from rain-affected districts to assist in relief work

As the extremely heavy rainfall continued in the south districts of Tamil Nadu, state Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday said that he has instructed party cadres from the rain-affected districts to assist in the ongoing relief work.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said that he is monitoring the relief work and is in contact with officials.

Taking to social media platform, X, Stalin said, "Since yesterday, I have been talking to ministers and high government officials about the condition of the southern districts affected by heavy rains and monitoring the recovery and relief work."

"I have instructed the party cadres from the rain-affected districts to immediately help the public on the ground and support the officials involved in the relief work," he added.

18 Dec 2023, 01:28:50 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: 15 trains cancelled as heavy rains lash South Tamil Nadu. Check full list

1. Train No. 20605 Chennai Egmore - Tiruchendur Superfast Express leaving Chennai Egmore at 16.10 hrs on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

2. Train No. 22628 Thiruvananthapuram Central - Tiruchchirappalli Express leaving Thiruvananthapuram Central at 11.35 hrs on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled.

3. Train No. 06685 Tirunelveli Sengottal Unreserved Special Journey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

4. Train No. 06642 Tirunelveli Nagercoil Unreserved Special Journey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

5. Train No. 06682 Sengottai - Tirunelveli Unreserved Special Journey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

6. Train No. 06681 Tirunelveli Sengottai Unreserved Special Jourmey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

7. Train No. 06679 Vanchimaniyachi Tiruchendur Unreserved Special Joumey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

8. Train No. 06684 Sengottal Tirunelveli Unreserved Special Joumey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

9. Train No. 06687 Tirunelveli Sengottai Unreserved Special Joumey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

10. Train No. 06680 Tiruchendur Vanchimaniyachi Special Journey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

11. Train No. 06658 Sengottai Tirunelveli Unreserved Special Journey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

12. Train No. 16787 Tirunelveli Shri Vaishno Devi Katra Express Jourmey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

13. Train No. 16788 Shri Vaishno Devi Katra Tirunelveli Express Jourmey commencing on 21.12.2023 is fully cancelled

14. Train No. 16791 Tirunelveli Palakkad Palaruvi Express Journey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

15. Train No. 16862 Kanniyakumari - Puducherry Express Journey commencing on 18.12.2023 is fully cancelled

18 Dec 2023, 01:27:42 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Flights likely disrupted as heavy rains lash south Tamil Nadu

As per media reports, due to heavy rains, several Tuticorin-bound flights were also diverted or were cancelled. Currently which flights have been cancelled or diverted is not known. Earlier on 17 December, IndiGo in a post on X had informed its passengers of flight delays and cancellations at Tuticorin airport due to bad weather.

18 Dec 2023, 12:58:26 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: State BJP chief K Annamalai on Tamil Nadu rains

Chennai Weather Live Updates: On heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, State BJP chief K Annamalai says, "Very heavy rains are happening across the southern part of Tamil Nadu. We have advised BJP cadres to be involved in rescue work. Our cadres & leaders have opened kitchens. From tomorrow, we will focus on rescue and rehabilitation work."

18 Dec 2023, 12:13:53 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Flood-like situation in Thiruparappu waterfalls due to heavy rainfall in Kanniyakumari

The rains and flooding are unprecedented and the services of the Army, Navy and the Air Force have been requisitioned, Chief Secretary Shiv Das Meena told reporters on Monday, adding 84 boats have been deployed for rescue and relief initiatives. The government has declared December 18 a public holiday in the four districts. A link road to Madurai near Ottapidaram was completely cut off. Water level crossed 4-feet at Ozhuginacheri in Kanyakumari district submerging paddy fields as the Pazahayaru river is in spate. Residential colonies such as Meenakshi Garden and Railway Colony in Nagercoil were among the residential colonies that have witnessed heavy inundation. Stranded people were swiftly evacuated by fire and rescue and disaster response force personnel.

18 Dec 2023, 12:04:48 PM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Manimuthar waterfall overflows due to incessant heavy rainfall in Tirunelveli| WATCH

Manimuthar waterfall overflows due to incessant heavy rainfall in Tirunelveli District. (ANI)

18 Dec 2023, 11:46:22 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Rains, flooding bring southern TN to its knees

Paddy fields, roads and bridges were submerged and many residential colonies came under sheets of water in several regions of southern Tamil Nadu as heavy rains, unprecedented in recent times wreaked havoc in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi districts of the state.

The rains and flooding are unprecedented and the services of the Army, Navy and Air Force have been requisitioned, Chief Secretary Shiv Das Meena told reporters on Monday, adding 84 boats have been deployed for rescue and relief initiatives.

The government has declared December 18 a public holiday in the four districts. (PTI)

18 Dec 2023, 11:34:27 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Extremely heavy rainfall recorded in last 24 hours

As per IMD, Extremely to exceptionally heavy rainfall was recorded during 8.30 am of 17.12.2023 to 8.30 am of 18.12.2023.

As per IMD, Kayalpattinum recorded 93 cm rain, Tiruchendur recroeded 69 cm of rainfall. 

18 Dec 2023, 11:29:47 AM IST

 Chennai Weather Live Updates: IMD issued red alert in Tamil Nadu

Issuing red alert, IMD said, "Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls (above 204.4 mm) is likely to continue over South Tamil Nadu on December 18."

18 Dec 2023, 11:13:12 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates:Amid heavy rains, Railways cancels, diverts THESE trains. Check full list

Amid heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, the Southern Railway has issued list of trains cancelled, partially cancelled and diverted.

18 Dec 2023, 10:55:40 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Manimuthar waterfall overflows in Tirunelveli District

Heavy rains in Tirunelveli have caused flood-like conditions, with Courtallam and Manimutharu Waterfalls overflowing. After extremely heavy rains raised the water level in the Tamiraparani river, DMK MP Kanimozhi has said that relief work is afoot to evacuate affected people in villages along the river banks to safer places.

18 Dec 2023, 10:51:43 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Paddy crop submerged under rainwater in Tenkasi's district

Paddy crop submerged under rainwater due to incessant rainfall in Tamil Nadu Tenkasi's district.

18 Dec 2023, 10:25:07 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Coutrallam waterfall overflows in Tamil Nadu's Tenkasi district

Coutrallam waterfall overflows due to incessant heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu's Tenkasi district.

18 Dec 2023, 10:20:40 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Tambaram–Nagercoil Spl train diverted due to water logging in Tirunelveli Pit line

As per Southern Railway, Train no 06011 Tambaram–Nagercoil Spl that left Tambaram at 08.05 hrs on 18.12.2023 is diverted to run via Chennai Egmore,Perambur, Jolarpettai ,Erode,Palakkad,Shoranur, Ernakulam North,Kottayam,Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram & Nagercoil due to water logging in Tirunelveli Pit line

18 Dec 2023, 10:16:29 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Villagers along Tamiraparani river advised to move out of their residences to safer areas/nearby relief camps

After extremely heavy rains in southern districts of Tamil Nadu raised the water level in the Tamiraparani river, DMK MP Kanimozhi has said that relief work is afoot to evacuate affected people in villages along the river banks to safer places.

The DMK MP on Sunday advised the villagers living along the Tamiraparani river to cooperate with the district administration.

Taking to the social media platform, X, Kanimozhi said, "Important warning. Due to excess water released from dams in Tirunelveli district and excess rain water is coming in Tamiraparani river now (17.12.2023 time 10.00 pm), revenue department, police and local government are working to transport the public living in the villages along the banks of river Tamiraparani from Marudur and Tiruvaikundam dam areas in Thoothukudi district, Kaliavur to Punnakayal to the relief camps. Department, Women's Programme, Public Works Department, Fire Department and all departments are taking joint action."

"Therefore, the villagers along the Tamiraparani River are advised to cooperate with the district administration and move out of their residences to safer areas/nearby relief camps," she added.

18 Dec 2023, 10:08:53 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Watch | Waterlogging in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district 

In Thoothkudi district, taluka Srivaikuntam received 525 mm of rainfall on Sunday and a extremely heavy rainfall in the area is predicted. Moreover, Tiruchender, Sathankulam, Kayathar, Ottapidram are also expected to get extremely heavy rainfall.

18 Dec 2023, 10:02:55 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Extreme heavy rainfall continues in south districts of Tamil Nadu

Extremely heavy rainfall continued in the south districts of Tamil Nadu on Monday, as Palayamkottai recorded 26 cm, and Kanyakumari recorded 17 cm of rainfall.

Meanwhile, flood-affected people in the Tirunelveli district moved to a shelter camp. A visual from the shelter home showed people lining up for ration.

In Thoothkudi district, taluka Srivaikuntam received 525 mm of rainfall on Sunday and a extremely heavy rainfall in the area is predicted. Moreover, Tiruchender, Sathankulam, Kayathar, Ottapidram are also expected to get extremely heavy rainfall.

18 Dec 2023, 09:53:57 AM IST

Chennai Weather Live Updates: Water enters in home in Thoothukudi district | Watch

Rainfall continued at night in the Thoothukudi district, and 40 lakes in the Kovilpatti area have reached their full capacity. According to IMD predictions, very heavy rains has been predicted in over Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi districts. Thoothukudi witnessed severe waterlogging due to heavy rainfall. Videos showed water entering  in homes. Amid heavy rains, schools, colleges, private institutions, banks and financial institutions in these four districts will also remail shut today. 

18 Dec 2023, 09:14:22 AM IST

 Chennai Weather Live Updates: Thamirabarani river in Tirunelveli district overflows

Due to this heavy rain, the rivers in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu is overflowing. The rivers and lakes around Kovilpatti have reached their full capacity and the water started overflowing from the lakes.

Also, after the rainwater started flowing out of the river in the Koosalipatti and Inam Maniyachi areas, sandbags and JCB machines were used to stop the water.

"40 lakes in Kovilpatti Panchayat are full. Two lakes were damaged and we repaired them. We are continuously monitoring other lakes too. If there is a breach in the lake, we are ready to fix it immediately," said Rajesh, District Development Officer, Thoothukkudi district.

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