Bye Bye Rains: Monsoon to withdraw completely by Tuesday
Pune: After missing its actual date by almost two weeks, the monsoon is set to retreat from India on Tuesday (October 28).
The southwest monsoon generally withdraws from the nation by October 15. This year it has stayed longer, leading destruction of crops, resulting soaring prices of vegetables including onions, potatoes and tomatoes.
KS Hosalikar, Head, Regional Meteorological Center, Mumbai on his Twitter handle said, “Cloudy ovr S Konkan,adjoining areas & Arabian Sea.Could be due to circulation over east central Arabian Sea, off coast of Karnataka. SW Monsoon likely to withdraw frm country by 28 Oct with likely setting up of easterlies over BoB & southern side. Mah from today! Mum hazy too.”
Although the monsoon winds started withdrawing from Rajasthan on September 28, numerous low-pressure areas over the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal produced the monsoon to remain in the subcontinent. This resulted heavy rains and flooding to eastern and central Indian states including Maharashtra, damaging some standing crop close to their harvest as well as killing over 20.
The depression, which had created over the Bay of Bengal has enthused north-north-eastwards, weakened into a well-marked low-pressure area and lays centred over central Bangladesh. Under its effect, moderate to heavy rain is likely over North-East states.
The monsoon's extended stay was brought on by the rain-boosting La Nina occurrence. It also caused extra rainfall over the four rainy months, which officially ended in last month with a nine per cent surplus for the season.