Guwahati: In view of a significant reduction in rainfall activity over most parts of the country, the Southwest Monsoon has withdrawn from several parts of the nation on Tuesday.
As per an India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Southwest Monsoon has withdrawn from Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh; some more parts of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal; entire north Arabian Sea, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland & Manipur and some parts of Telangana, Mizoram & Tripura.
The withdrawal line of southwest Monsoon now passes through Lat. 27.0°N/Long. 92.0°E, Kohima, Silchar, Krishnanagar, Baripada, Malkangiri, Hanamkonda, Aurangabad, Silvasa, Lat. 20.0°N/Long. 65.0°E and Lat. 20.0°N/Long.
It is to be noted that this year the southwest monsoon has started withdrawing from October 6, 2021, a record 19 days later than the normal date of September 17.
IMD earlier claimed that if the overall withdrawal does not happen by October 15, then this would be the eleventh year in a row that the primary rainfall season of the country will be withdrawing later than normal.