The Southwest monsoon is likely to withdraw on October 26, the very same day when the northeast monsoon is likely to take over the southeast peninsular India, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The northeast monsoon causes rains mostly in Tamilnadu, the parts of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
The weather department, in a statement, further said the southwest monsoon is likely to withdraw from the entire country around October 26 as the north-easterly winds are likely to set in the lower tropospheric levels over Bay of Bengal and extreme south Peninsular India.
The process this year is delayed as the southwest monsoon normally withdraws from across India by October 15. The beginning of the withdrawal usually begins around September 26 every year but it got delayed this year and started from October 6.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon withdrawal line continues to pass through Kohima, Silchar, Krishna Nagar, Baripada, Malkangiri, Nalgonda, Bagalkote, Vengurla.
Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from remaining parts of northeast India; entire north Bay of Bengal; remaining parts of West Bengal; some parts of Central Bay of Bengal; remaining parts of Odisha; some parts of Andhra Pradesh; some more parts of Telangana; entire Goa; some more parts of Karnataka and some more parts of Central Arabian Sea around October 23.
Low pressure systems over Kerala and Tamil Nadu near the Arabian Sea and another over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coast near Bay of Bengal had delayed the process, IMD had said earlier.
Because of the low-pressure systems and cyclonic circulations Kerala, Tamil Nadu and parts of Karnataka have experienced heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.