Southwest monsoon set to withdraw by Oct 28: IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): The southwest monsoon is likely to withdraw from the country around October 28, with the setting in of northeasterly winds over Bay of Bengal and peninsular India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

According to the Met department, the southwest monsoon normally withdraws from the country by October 15. This year it has stayed longer.

“With likely setting in of northeasterly winds in the lower tropospheric levels over Bay of Bengal and extreme south peninsular India, the southwest monsoon is likely to withdraw from entire country around 28 October, 2020,” IMD said.

Moreover, the conditions are favourable for the further withdrawal of monsoon from remaining parts of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, north and the central Arabian Sea, Odisha and north Maharashtra during next 48-hours.

“Similar conditions will prevail over parts of West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Telangana, north-eastern states, Andhra Pradesh and most parts of Maharashtra during the subsequent two days,” the IMD noted.

Simultaneously, the northeast monsoon rains are also likely to commence over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas of Karnataka and Kerala around 28 October, 2020.

The Met Department further said that the depression, which had shaped over the Bay of Bengal has moved north-north-eastwards, weakened right into a well-marked low-pressure area and lays centred over central Bangladesh.

Under its influence, moderate to heavy rain is likely over south Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, IMD said.