Due to heavy spells of rain, today, schools were shut an hour earlier.
The northeast monsoon arrived over Tamil Nadu on October 27.
Traffic jams were reported on some major roads in the city including Velachery and OMR the IT Corridor.
Coastal districts that will get heavy to very heavy rainfall include Chennai, Cuddalore, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Ramanathapuram.
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As part of the preparedness to tackle the monsoon rain, the Tamil Nadu government has set up multipurpose evacuation shelters across the state at a cost of Rs 345 crore. The rains have left the streets of Chennai water-logged.
The Northeast Monsoon is getting off to a fast start as flooding has already engulfed locations from Chennai to Karaikal. It added that the decision whether the schools should open on Tuesday would be taken only after observing the rain condition during Monday night.
The Maximum and minimum temperature is likely to be around 32 and 24 deg Celsius respectively.
According to Skymetweather, from 8.30 am on Saturday, the Meenambakkam observatory witnessed 3 millimetres of rains while Nungambakkam recorded traces of rain. The Meteorological Department has warned that the coastal areas are expected to receive heavy to very heavy showers in the next two days. Rainfall in the state would last until December first week, he said.
"The upper air cyclonic circulation over Southwest Bay of Bengal near Sri Lanka yesterday continues to be positioned in the same region", director of Area Cyclone Warning Centre S. Balachandran told reporters. The District Collector declared a holiday after the Meteorological department predicted heavy to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. The showers brought smiles on parts that were facing water scarcity.