Rains are back from Sunday night and this morning, it was announced that schools in Chennai and Thiruvallur districts would remain closed today too.
According to the meteorological department, there is a possibility of rains gradually reducing in the coming days, however, light spells of rains will continue in many places across the state and Puducherry over the next 24 hours.
Special rescue and relief teams have been formed and reservoirs are being monitored to prevent anti-social elements from creating problems, the government said in a statement on Saturday.
SB Thampi, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre, said that there is a possibility of rains gradually reducing in the coming days.
Heavy rains have been forecast in few parts of South Tamil Nadu, the Cauvery delta region and Puducherry. Meanwhile, the sun shone brightly on Sunday in Chennai and neighbouring districts of Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur bringing some respite for the residents.
The state government has started mobile medical camp in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts to prevent spread of diseases.