Chennai Weather Live Updates: The low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has weakened but rains are expected to continue in several parts of Tamil Nadu on Friday. Cyclone Warning Centre Director S Balachandran informed that the low-pressure area was lying over interior parts of the southern state and was likely to weaken further while moving in the north-west direction. Due to this, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in parts of coastal districts in north Tamil Nadu and interior districts and neighbouring Puducherry on Friday. However, the sky condition in Chennai is likely to be cloudy and it would receive intermittent spells of rain.
In the light of heavy rains, the Chennai district administration declared a holiday for schools and colleges on Thursday. Also, educational institutions in Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts have been asked to remain shut. Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Villupuram were among the districts that experienced heavy rainfall. The sudden change in weather in the state comes close on the heels of cyclone Gaja that claimed nearly 45 lives and caused destruction and damage to public property.