Climate


           

            The District has a favourable agro-climatic condition, which is suitable for growing a number of crops. The proximity of equator, its topography and other climate factors favour the growth of various crops.The paddy varieties grown in the second crop season in Thovalai and Agasteeswaram taluks are grown during the first crop season in Kalkulam and Vilavancode taluks. This shows that there is distinct variation in the climatic conditions prevailing within the district. Unlike other district in Tamil Nadu, it has a rainfall both during the South West and the North East monsoons. The South West monsoon period starts from the month of June and ends in September, While the North East monsoon period starts from October and ends in the middle of December. The average rainfall is as shown .

 

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TIME SERIES DATA OF RAINFALL BY SEASONS

Sl. No.

 

Year

South West Monsoon

North East Monsoon

Winter season

Hot weather season

Total

%
Deviation
(+ or – or =) from Normal

Normal

Actual

Normal

Actual

Normal

Actual

Normal

Actual

Normal

Actual

1

1993

559.1

5935.0

526.0

927.8

50.2

17.0

321.5

205.5

1456.8

1743.5

+19.68

2

1994

559.1

492.8

526.0

1039.9

50.2

77.1

321.5

276.7

1456.8

1886.4

+29.49

3

1995

559.1

595.7

526.0

630.3

50.2

41.2

321.5

509.6

1456.8

1776.8

+21.97

4

1996

559.1

592.8

526.0

608.0

50.2

19.5

321.5

213.5

1456.8

1343.8

-7.76

5

1997

559.1

593.0

526.0

646.5

50.2

10.6

321.5

269.2

1456.8

1519.3

+4.29

6

1998

559.1

760.0

526.0

653.4

50.2

2.8

321.5

240.4

1456.8

1656.9

+13.74

7

1999

559.1

667.8

526.0

1069.3

50.2

52.7

321.5

458.6

1456.8

2248.4

+54.34

8

2000

559.1

590.4

526.0

602.0

50.2

204.1

321.5

138.8

1456.8

1535.3

+5.39

9

2001

559.1

894.6

526.0

360.3

50.2

73.9

321.5

419.2

1456.8

1748.5

+20.02

10

2002

559.1

650.9

526.0

484.8

50.2

28.2

321.5

341.6

1456.8

1505.5

+3.34

11

2003

559.1

232.0

526.0

750.6

50.2

9.5

321.5

188.5

1456.8

982.7

-32.54

12

2004

559.1

623.6

526.0

348.95

50.2

10.5

321.5

480.7

1456.8

1463.8

+0.48

13

2005

559.1

729.0

526.0

667.7

50.2

32.8

321.5

461.5

1456.8

1791.3

+22.96

14

2006

559.1

644.4

526.0

620.7

50.2

21.5

321.5

368.1

1456.8

1654.7

+13.58

15

2007

559.1

732.8

526.0

550.56

50.2

14.42

321.5

260.7

1456.8

1558.48

+6.97

16

2008

559.1

556.56

526.0

627.44

50.2

64.98

321.5

425.72

1456.8

1674.70

+14.95

17

2009

559.1

438.29

526.0

528.15

50.2

0.69

321.5

333.82

1456.8

1300.95

-10.69

18

2010

559.1

492.10

526.0

1105.22

50.2

57.23

321.5

451.04

1456.8

2105.58

+44.53

19

2011

559.1

322.42

526.0

 584.64

50.2

76.41

321.5

221.73

1456.8

1186.63

-18.53 

20

2012

559.1

221.05

526.0

451.298

50.2

33.72

321.5

 197.36

1456.8

903.428

-37.99

21

2013

559.1

537.751

526.0

420.72

50.2

68.82

321.5

104.92

1456.8

1132.211

-22.28

22

2014

559.1

525.87

526.0

570.463

50.2

48.26

321.5

396.52

1456.8

1541.11

+5.79

23

2015

559.1

603.62

526.0

823.74

50.2

28.05

321.5

611.47

1456.8

2066.88

+41.88

24

2016

559.1

 

526.0

 

50.2

14.76

321.5

 

1456.8

 

 

 

 

Source: Asst. Director of Statistics

 


 
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