IMD predicts heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala 

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 04, 2018, 12.54 PM(IST)

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Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea between October 6 and 8 over the South Kerala coast, Lakshadweep area, Comorin area, Southeast Arabian sea and Central Arabian sea. 

India Meteorological Department on Thursday predicted heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala and heavy rain at isolated places over South Interior Karnataka, Lakshwadeep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands between October 4 and October 8.

Rough to very rough sea conditions are likely to prevail over South and the central Arabian Sea from October 6 to 8, IMD said. 

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea between October 6 and 8 over the South Kerala coast, Lakshadweep area, Comorin area, Southeast Arabian sea and Central Arabian sea. 

Meanwhile, heavy rains lashed Puducherry and its outskirts affecting normal life Thursday morning.

Most educational institutions in Puducherry remained closed in view of the intermittent rains which started Wednesday night, officials said.

Officials said rainfall of 96.4 mm was registered during the last 24 hours ending 8.30 a.M. Thursday.

Waterlogging was reported in some residential areas on the outskirts of the town. Traffic came to a standstill at some important junctions, the officials added.