Southwest monsoon withdraws, seventh-most delayed retreat since 1975

The southwest monsoon withdrew from the complete region on Monday, earning it the seventh-most delayed retreat due to the fact 1975, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“In watch of a sizeable reduction in rainfall exercise over most areas of the region, the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the complete region right now. At the same time, with the location in of northeasterly winds in the lessen tropospheric amounts, the northeast monsoon rain has commenced over extraordinary south peninsular India right now,” the IMD stated in a statement.

“The withdrawal of the southwest monsoon 2021 from the complete region is the seventh-most delayed withdrawal through 1975-2021,” it stated.

The southwest monsoon retreated on or soon after October twenty five 5 situations among 2010 and 2021 – in 2017, 2010, 2016, 2020 and 2021, the IMD knowledge showed.

The southwest monsoon started out receding from west Rajasthan and adjoining Gujarat on October six, earning it the next-most delayed withdrawal due to the fact 1975.

The withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from northwest India generally commences from September 17.

The monsoon withdrawal started out on September 28 last year, October nine in 2019, September 29 in 2018, September 27 in 2017 and September 15 in 2016, according to IMD knowledge.

Normal rainfall

The region received “normal” rainfall through the four-month southwest monsoon season from June to September.

All-India monsoon rainfall through June 1 to September 30 was 87 cm from the Lengthy Interval Ordinary (LPA) of 88 cm of 1961-2010 (ninety nine for every cent of its LPA).

This is for the 3rd consecutive year that the region recorded rainfall in the ordinary or earlier mentioned ordinary group. Rainfall was earlier mentioned ordinary in 2019 and 2020.

The rainfall over the region as a entire was 110 for every cent in June, ninety three and seventy six for every cent in July and August, respectively — the months that carry the greatest rains. Nevertheless, the shortfall of July and August was compensated in September which recorded rainfall 135 for every cent of the LPA.

The northeast monsoon, which delivers rainfall to southern states from October to December, is probably to be ordinary, according to the IMD.

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