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TN received 53% more rain than average in 2015

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The devastating rains that created havoc in Chennai and neighboring districts earlier this month, was due to slow movement of weaker systems present over the Bay of Bengal which subsequently led to 53 per cent higher rainfall than the average, the weather office said today.

Chennai (Jan. 1, 2016) — “As the clouds above the sea were normal, the weaker systems like trough, low pressure, moved slowly, bringing copious rainfall,” Regional Meteorological Center Director S R Ramanan told presspersons here.

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