The Union Territory of Puducherry, which normally receives an average of 76.7 cm of rainfall during the entire duration of the Northeast monsoon from October to December, recorded as much as 83.4 cm of rain this year in November alone.
This was an unprecedented quantum of rainfall that Puducherry received in the month, said a release from the office of Lieutenant Governor AK Singh.
The release said that a depression in Bay of Bengal has brought unprecedented rains in Tamil Nadu and release of excess water from Sathanur and Veedur dams in the neighbouring districts of the state had resulted in the water in Thamaraparani and Sankarabarani rivers in Puducherry flowing to capacity.
It added that people living close to the river banks were evacuated to safer places.
The water level in Puducherry’s two major lakes in Bahoor and Oussudu reached their full capacity.