Southwest monsoon set to withdraw from parts of NW India

 Southwest monsoon is set to withdrawn from some parts of northwest India during the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department today said.

New Delhi: Southwest monsoon is set to withdrawn from some parts of northwest India during the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department today said.

"Conditions continue to be favourable for the withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon from some parts of northwest India during next 48 hours," IMD said in a bulletin.

It said other parts of the country would continue to receive rainfall, and heavy to very heavy rainfall in some other regions.

Currently, the monsoon remains active in Northeastern states, and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The withdrawal of Southwest monsoon starts from the Northwestern region of the country from the first week of September, taking some two months for the complete withdrawal.

According to the Met department, the country has so far received an weighted average 734.7 mm of rainfall against a normal of 833.9 mm, a deficit of 12 per cent.

But more rains are in store, according to the forecast.

A depression has also been forecast in Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours.

It now lies over north west Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, north coastal Andhra Pradesh and westcentral Bay of Bengal as a well marked low pressure area.

Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected over gangetic West Bengal and Bihar and at isolated places over Odisha, Jharkhand and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, it said.

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