With the northeast monsoon getting active over Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the regional weather office today forecast rain or thundershowers at most places in the two states besides in Puducherry, Karnataka and Lakshadweep in the next 24 hours.
Overnight rains, which picked up after a brief lull ahead of Deepavali on Wednesday, lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu, with Nanguneri in Tirunelveli district recording the highest rainfall at 11 cm. In Kerala, CIAL Kochi (Ernakulam dt) recorded 12 cm rain, according to the observation recorded till 8.30 am.
The weather office forecast isolated heavy to very heavy rain over south Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep. Isolated heavy rain may occur over north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, it added.
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