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Enjoy last week of monsoon in the country, withdrawal likely by Sept 28: IMD

According to the weather department, conditions are likely to become favourable for the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from parts of northwest India around September 28. 

pune Updated: Sep 24, 2017 23:26 IST
Jui Dharwadkar
People drive through heavy rains on Necklace road in Pune.
People drive through heavy rains on Necklace road in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

With rainfall presently active over the northern region of the country, withdrawal of monsoon will most likely start only by mid-next week, according to officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

According to the weather department, conditions are likely to become favourable for the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from parts of northwest India around September 28.

When contacted, AK Srivastava, head of IMD's Climate Monitoring and Analysis Group, Pune, said, "The withdrawal of monsoon begins from Rajasthan. At present, rainfall is active over this region and hence, withdrawal is being predicted only after two-three days. Further predictions on withdrawal of monsoon will be made once the rainfall activity over the northern region subdues."

So far, the actual rainfall received across India has been 810.3 mm as against the normal average rainfall of 848.7 mm.

Since June 1, the total rainfall that central Maharashtra received has been recorded as 826.9 mm as against the normal average rainfall of 686 mm, Marathwada has received 640 mm rainfall so far against the normal average of 644.1 mm predicted in this region. From June 1, Vidarbha has received 727 mm rainfall as against the normal average rainfall of 928.1 mm while Konkan and Goa regions have received 3,151 mm rainfall against the normal average of 2,835.5 mm.

Between September 25 and September 27, more rainfall has been predicted in Konkan, Goa, Central Maharahstra, some parts of Marathwada and in isolated parts of Vidarbha. A warning issued by the IMD states that on September 27, heavy rain is likely at isolated places over Konkan, Goa and Central Maharashtra.

Rainfall has also been predicted in Pune till the end of this month. So far, Pune has received 690.7 mm rainfall which is 169.3 mm more as compared to the normal average rainfall.

Dam storage

As of September 24, the live storage in dams of Maharashtra has reached 73.73% as against 74.99% recorded during the same period last year.In Pune, the live storage in dams as on September 24, has reached 88.98% as against 85.14% recorded during the same period last year.