The highest daily rainfall in a century, a hottest-ever Indian Ocean, a strongest-ever El Niño.
- Freak weather conditions all came together on one single day to swamp Chennai with the heaviest rainfall in a century and it could all happen again.
- The World Meteorological Organisation(WMO) has been producing regular updates on the scale of this year’s El Niño.
- It’s expected, impact was a significant contributor to the India Meteorological Department’s forecast of a deficient south-west monsoon, a forecast that was spot on.
- El Niño affects whole season and is not responsible for individual episodes of intense rain.