Chennai rains have displayed a poor performance this Northeast Monsoon season. While last year was a bumper season for the capital city of Tamil Nadu and several records were broken, this year rains have continued to remain absent.
This year, Northeast Monsoon has remained subdued over the entire region and the two weather systems which developed in the later part of October and first week of November also failed to bring any kind of hope in the form of rains.
Now, models are indicating that a low-pressure area is expected to form over Southwest Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast. However, the impact of this system will remain confined to the southern parts of Tamil Nadu and Chennai will remain rain deprived.
During the month of November, average rains for Chennai stands at 407.4 mm, and this also happens to be the rainiest month in Chennai. However, this year, the tale of Chennai rains seems to be seeing an unhappy ending.
This year, until now Chennai has been able to record a mere 50.2 mm of rainfall. On the contrary, last year, the city had recorded 1049 mm of rainfall, which happens to be almost twenty times more than this season.
The year 2012 has seen the worst November with only 47 mm of rain, this season seems to be second on the list. During the last four years, Chennai has recorded more than 190 mm of rain in November which seems to be an impossible task of now. Thus, it seems fair to say that Chennai will witness the driest November since the past four years.
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