Monsoon may finally start withdrawing in next three days, says IMD

Says withdrawal within range according to new retreat dates of September 17

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A woman walks with an umbrella during rain in Mumbai (AP/PTI Photo)

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The southwest monsoon might finally start withdrawing from parts of North-West India over the next three days, signaling the end of its four-month journey over the country that started in June, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.

However, though the retreat might begin from next week, the rains might not descend quickly, as the met department predicted fresh spells of rains in Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and east MP on September 21-22 and over Odisha, Coastal areas north Andhra Pradesh and Gangetic West Bengal on September 19-21.

“Due to anti-cyclonic flows over northwest India at lower tropospheric levels, dry weather is very likely over west Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi during the next five days. Hence conditions are becoming favourable

First Published: Sep 18 2022 | 3:03 PM IST

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