The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University’s Agro Climate Research Centre (ACRC) has predicted normal northeast monsoon for the State, saying that Chennai will receive slightly less than normal rainfall. The ACRC has said that it has used historical rainfall data from its stations, and reached the conclusion of expected rainfall with a 60% probability.
Chennai is expected to receive 767 mm of its normal 788 mm rainfall. The maximum deviation in the State will be in Tiruvallur, which is expected to receive 529 mm of its normal 588 mm rainfall. The north-western zone comprising Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Namakkal and Salem, will receive normal rainfall as will the districts of Coimbatore, Erode and Tirupur in the western zone.
Ariyalur, Karur, Nagapattinam, Perambalur, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, and Tiruchi, all districts in the Cauvery delta zone, will receive normal rainfall with a deviation of about 10%. The ACRC also says that deviation within plus or minus 19% of the average rainfall is considered normal. Only Kanyakumari falls under the high rainfall zone with prediction 10% more rainfall than its average.
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