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Tamil Nadu Receives Historic Rainfall In January, 1072% More Than Normal

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Chennai: Amidst lukewarm Pongal celebrations across the state due to the pandemic, Tamil Nadu continues to live through one of the wettest Januaries ever.
If one goes by the data available with the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Chennai, the state has received 1072% more rainfall than what it usually receives during January.
Tamil Nadu, on an average, receives around 11.4 mm rainfall for the period between January 1 and January 15. However, based on the data of actual rainfall received across the state, Tamil Nadu has received an average rainfall of 133.6 mm for the 15 days starting January 1.
Among the districts in Tamil Nadu, Tiruppur has recorded almost 2000% more rainfall than normal rainfall during this period, receiving 102.8 mm of rainfall as against the normal average rainfall of 4.9 mm during January. Similarly, Karur district has recorded 108.3 mm of rainfall as against the normal average rainfall of 6 mm in January.
The Cauvery delta districts and southern Tamil Nadu have been receiving heavy rainfall over the past week leading to several dams reaching their full reservoir levels.
Thiruvarur district recorded 354.5 mm rainfall between January 1 and January 15 while Tirunelveli district received 354.4 mm of rainfall in the same period. Nagapattinam district received around 290 mm of rainfall and Cuddalore district received 281 mm of rainfall in the same period.
Thanjavur district received 259.5 mm of rainfall from January 1 to January 15. Ramanathapuram district received 222.4 mm of rainfall.

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