Tamil Nadu rains: IMD issues cyclone warning, schools closed in Chennai 

Intermittent heavy rains in the state led to inundation in several parts of Chennai along with heavy traffic congestion.

Districts most severely affected include Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Peerkankaranai, Perungalathur Chengelpet.

According to Meteorological department official Chennai and nearby regions in northern coastal Tamil Nadu experienced heavy rainfall on Wednesday, which was in the range of 5 cm-6 cm and even above in some areas.

IMD predicted heavy rainfall for Tamil Nadu, Puduchery and Karaikal on December 2 and December 3 and has issued orange alert. IMD issued orange alert for 25 districts of Tamil Nadu on November 29 evening.

NDRF teams have been put on standby in Arakkonam town considering forecasted cyclone warning issued by IMD.