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IMD forecasts more rains in South

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Isolated rain or thundershowers may occur over north interior Karnataka and Telangana, it added.

Heavy rains continued to lash parts of south India with the regional weather office in Chennai forecasting more rain for November 2.

Heavy rains have been observed at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours starting 8.30 a.m. on Saturday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a bulletin.

Rain or thundershowers would occur at many places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Lakshadweep, coastal and south interior Karnataka and at a few places over Andhra Pradesh, the Regional Meteorological Centre said.

Isolated rain or thundershowers may occur over north interior Karnataka and Telangana, it added.

Meanwhile, bright sunny skies in the morning here gave way to heavy rains by afternoon even as rains lashed various parts of Tamil Nadu.

Aranmanaipudur (Theni district), Karaikudi (Sivaganga), Kodaikanal (Dindigul) and Tiruchengode (Namakkal district) topped the list with 7 cm each, the regional weather office said quoting statistics availabale at 8.30 a.m. on Sunday.

Many other parts of the state also received good spells of rain, it added.

Meanwhile, following Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s directive, state Ministers and officials had been visiting rain-hit areas to take up and supervise relief and rehabilitation, the government said.

Revenue Minister RB Uthaya Kumar on Sunday held a meeting with his officials to review monsoon preparedness of the department and discussed issues including daily rainfall and the damage caused by rain to life and property, especially in the southern districts, an official release said.

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