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2021’s southwest monsoon withdrawal 5th most delayed since 1975: IMD

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  • IMD announces complete withdrawal of southwest monsoon from India on Monday

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday announced that southwest monsoon has completely withdrawn from the country.

According to IMD, this is the fifth most delayed withdrawal of the southwest monsoon. Shockingly, four of these five times have been since 2010.

“In view of significant reduction in rainfall activity over most parts of the country the Southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the entire country today the 25th October 2021,” the IMD tweeted on Monday.

Annexure I shows comparison of Withdrawal date of SW monsoon 2021 from the entire country with its historical dates for the period of 1975-2020.The date of withdrawal of SW monsoon 2021 from the entire country is the 5th most delayed monsoon withdrawal during 1975-2021, it said.

It added that out of these five years, four were recent. In 2010, 2016, 2020 and 2021, withdrawal happened on October 26 or later.

The IMD also said that northeast monsoon rains over extreme south peninsular India had commenced from Monday.

Meanwhile, a cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over southeast Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood on Tuesday. It is likely to move westwards.

 

 

 

 

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