According to IMD reports, the district has received an average of 404.9 mm rainfall in November, which is 163 per cent more than the expected 154 mm.
Catchment areas of Chittar, Pechiparai and Mambalathuraiyaru dams also received heavy rainfall and around 2,500 cusecs surplus water was let out from Chittar I and Chittar II reservoirs.
Untimely and heavy rain to hit quality of yield and production badly, says expert
In Krishnagiri, 20 acres of paddy fields were damaged near Kaveripattinam on Monday, owing to heavy rainfall.
Since the start of the Northeast monsoon in October, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry regions have experienced about 43 per cent excess rainfall, a weather official said.
The rainfall intensity may increase from November 10 in Chennai and surrounding areas.
Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday directed officials of key departments to take all precautionary steps to face the low pressure expected to develop from November 9.
The Northeast monsoon has been active over Tamil Nadu for the last fortnight and has been bringing in copious rains, with the government informing the state has received 41 per cent excess rainfall.
The catchment areas of Mullaperiyar dam is more prone to extreme inflows of water during the North-East monsoon season
A weather bulletin issued by the IMD said in view of a significant reduction in rainfall in most parts of the country, southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the entire country on Monday.
“In view of significant reduction in rainfall over most parts of the country, the southwest monsoon has withdrawn today.
The lack of inter-connectivity between the lakes also results in these areas getting flooded even during moderate rains.
Even as rains continue to batter many parts of TN, countdown has begun for the arrival of the northeast monsoon.
Though Kerala received widespread rainfall, there was a 16 percent deficit in the Southwest Monsoon. However, the state received copious rains from October 1 to 20 which helped overcome the deficit.
This is the second-most delayed withdrawal of the Southwest Monsoon since 1975 after the 2019 monsoon that started retreating only on October 9 that year, according to IMD.