Heavy rains are lashing south eastern coast of the country. Several places in Tamil Nadu, including Chennai and southern and northern coast of Andhra Pradesh are hit by a severe cyclone. The depression in the Bay of Bengal has deepened in to a cyclone, causing heavy rains in Tirumala, Tirupati, Nellore, Chittoor in AP and Puducherry, Kanchipuram and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The rains will continue for another two days. Pilgrims at Tirumala are facing terrible inconvenience due to the inclement weather.