The deep depression over Bay of Bengal crossed the Tamil Nadu coast near Puduchery on Monday evening, the India Meteorological Department said.
“Latest coastal and radar observation indicates that the the deep depression moved northwards and crossed north Tamil Nadu coast near Puduchery around 1930 hours IST (7.30 pm) today with a wind speed of 55-65 kmph,” IMD said in a bulletin.
The Regional Meteorological Centre said that the north east monsoon, which brings 48% of Tamil Nadu’s rains, has gone ‘vigorous’ over the state even as it forecast more showers for Tuesday, on the Diwali day.
Isolated heavy rain would occur over north Tamil Nadu and Puduchery on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, wind at a speed of 45-55 km per hour was blowing across Cuddalore.
Supply of power in Cuddalore, which was cut in the morning, was being restored, the government said.
Most parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have been experiencing heavy rain over the last two days. Schools and colleges remained shut in the three districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur.
Three people have lost their lives so far in the heavy rains. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea along the coasts of most of the districts.
(With inputs from agencies)