Southwest Monsoon withdraws 12 days after its normal date, says IMD

New Delhi: The withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon has begun, 12 days after its normal date, the country's top weatherman said on Thursday.

The Southwest Monsoon, however, still remains active over Telangana, Rayalaseema, coastal Karnataka, south interior Karnataka and Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"The withdrawal of monsoon began on 27 September," IMD Director General KJ Ramesh said. The normal date for withdrawal of monsoon in the country is 15 September.

The monsoon season in India officially starts from 1 June and ends on 30 September.

"In view of the establishment of anti-cyclone in the lower tropospheric levels, substantial reduction in moisture content and dry weather prevailing over the region, the Southwest Monsoon  has withdrawn from some parts of Punjab, Haryana, most parts of west Rajasthan and some parts of Kutch and north Arabian Sea on 27 September," the IMD said.

Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon  monsoon from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, remaining parts of Punjab, west Rajasthan, some more parts of Haryana, some parts of east Rajasthan, some more parts of Gujarat and north Arabian Sea during the next 48 hours, it said.

Until Thursday, there is an overall rainfall deficiency of five percent, with the north west India recording highest deficiency.

"The rainfall distribution has overall been good in the country," Ramesh said.

Updated Date: Sep 28, 2017 20:14 PM

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