"As the clouds above the sea were normal, the weaker systems like trough, low pressure moved slowly bringing copious rainfall," Regional Meteorological Centre Director SR Ramanan told reporters here.
He was giving a detailed analysis on the rainfall registered during the North East Monsoon that normally sets in during the October-December period for Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry.
"On an average, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry receives 44 cm of rainfall during the North East Monsoon. This year the rainfall recorded is 68 cm in these three months, which is 53 percent more," he said.
In 2013, rainfall received was 33 percent less compared to average rainfall. In 2014, October received heavy rain but there was no rain in the next two months. "But, in 2015 the rainfall received in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was very good and it was similar to 2005," he said.
Giving statistics, he said Kancheepuram district registered the heaviest rainfall -- 183 percent higher at 181.5 cm as against average rainfall of 64 cm in October-December period.

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