Torrential rains continues to lash Pudducherry, Karikal

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Chennai, Dec 16 (ANI): Incessant rains continued to lash Pudducherry and Karikal for the fourth consecutive day today.

The Union Territory government has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in Pudducherry and Karikal in view of continuous rains.

Pudduchery received 80.6 millimeter while Karikal received 118.6 millimeter rainfall in the last 24 hours.

Inclement weather in Tamil Nadu resulted in torrential rains disrupting daily life of local people.

Meteorologists, however, attributed this to the cyclone 'Ward' that has weakened into a deep depression accompanying rainfall. They also said that the cyclone is likely to weaken further into a low-pressure area.

On Sunday, the depression was positioned at 9.0 degrees latitude and 83.0 degrees longitude, 400 kilometres south-east of Nagapattinam and 400 kilometres east of Pambam near Rameswaram.

According to meteorologists, heavy downpour is likely at many places over north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry over the next couple of days due to the depression. (ANI)

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