Consider the following statements about Chennai floods in 2015:

  1. Excessive rains due to  El Nino effect was responsible for the flooding
  2. An El Nino year is generally characterized with excess rainfall during south-west monsoon and deficient rainfall during north-east monsoon

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1

Second statement is incorrect because during an El Nino year, the South west monsoon will have deficit rains, while North East monsoon sees excess rainfall.

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