Heavy rain lashes Tuticorin district; Tiruchendur temple premises inundated | Chennai News – Times of India

TUTICORIN: Very heavy rain lashed Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu from Thursday morning as a result of a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal. Kayalpattinam and Tiruchendur in the district recorded 246 mm and 217 mm rainfall, respectively, in 10 hours from 6am to 4pm.
Rain left many places in and around the two coastal towns including the Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple in Tiruchendur inundated.
The Tiruchendur temple premises was inundated, and the side of the temple that is facing the sea merged with the sea. Srivaikuntam (138 mm), Kulasekarapattinam (135 mm) Sathankulam (105 mm), Ottapidaram (99 mm) and Tuticorin (95.8 mm) are other parts of the district that recorded heavy rain in.
The district recorded an average rainfall of 84.16 mm from 6am to 4pm and the downpour continued in the evening.
Neighbouring Tirunelveli district also recorded a good spell of showers with an average rainfall of 49.93 mm in eight hours from 8am to 4pm. Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli city had recorded the highest rainfall of 90 mm, followed by Tirunelveli town (64 mm) in the city and Cheranmahadevi (53) in rural Tirunelveli. Rains also lashed many places in Ramanathapuram district.
The Ramanathapuram district administration declared a holiday for schools in the morning. Tuticorin district administration declared a holiday for schools and colleges from the afternoon while Tirunelveli district administration declared a holiday for schools from the afternoon. This forced students to undergo hardships while returning home amidst the downpour.
A holiday was declared for education institutions in Tuticorin and Tirunelveli districts on Friday too.
Heavy rain also led to rescheduling of the journeys of Tamil Nadu governor R N Ravi and assembly speaker M Appavu. The governor, who was on a two-day visit to Kanyakumari district, returned to Chennai from Thiruvananthapuram due to the heavy rain in Tuticorin and Madurai. The speaker’s flight from Chennai to Tuticorin landed in Trichy due to the bad weather in Tuticorin.

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