The southwest monsoon is expected to start withdrawing from October 6, according to IMD
The Indian Meteorological Department said on Thursday that the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from parts of northwest India is expected to start from October 6.
The meteorological department said in a tweet that conditions would likely be favorable for the withdrawal from next week.
The normal date for the withdrawal of the monsoon from the country is September 17, the Hindustan times reported. Last year, the monsoon retreat from northwest India began on September 28.
Until September 30, the country received 99% of its average monsoon precipitation, The Hindu reported. India recorded an average of 87 centimeters of precipitation in the 36 sub-divisions, just below the normal figure of 88 centimeters.
Precipitation received from June 1 to September 30 is counted as part of the southwest monsoon.
The country received as much as 223 mm of rain in September, which is 34% more than the average of 166.6 millimeters for the month, The time of India reported. The September rains made up significantly for the deficit that had developed at the end of August.
Until August 31, rainfall across the country was 9% below normal, and the figure fell to around 1% by the end of September.
In early September, India’s Meteorological Department predicted that rainfall during the month would be above 110% of the long-term average.
The Average Long Period refers to the average rainfall recorded over the country from 1961 to 2010. This value is 88 centimeters. According to the weather service, precipitation between 96% and 104% of the long-term average is within the “normal range”.
Meanwhile, the meteorological agency on Friday predicted heavy to heavy rains in the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat. He also predicted widespread rainfall in Bihar, northern West Bengal and Sikkim through October 3.