Consider the following statements about Chennai floods in 2015:
- Excessive rains due to El Nino effect was responsible for the flooding
- 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?
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.
This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module