IMD Weather Update, September 28, 2023: After witnessing heavy rains for about 3 months, monsoon has now started bidding farewell. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), there has been a delay of about 8 days in the withdrawal of south-east monsoon.
However, evacuation has started from some parts of Rajasthan from September 25. Conditions are favorable for withdrawal from the Northeast and other regions of the country in the next 2-3 days. This information has been given by Director General of Meteorological Department, Mrityunjay Mohapatra.
Monsoon is slowly returning
Mrityunjay Mohapatra said every year the departure of monsoon usually happens on September 17 but this time it has started withdrawing from September 25. At present, rainfall is decreasing in various parts of the country and these conditions are favorable for the withdrawal of monsoon.
He told that this time there was more rain than normal in Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar. It was about 20 to 40 percent more than last year. Meanwhile, less rainfall was recorded in Manipur, Mizoram, Jharkhand, Bihar and Kerala.
Still rain in southern states
According to the Meteorological Department, it is currently raining in some parts of the country (IMD Weather Update of 28 September 2023). There is a possibility of rain in Tamil Nadu this week till Saturday.
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During this period there will be light rain at some places and heavy rain at other places. There are chances of rain in coastal Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. Rain is forecast in coastal Karnataka and Kerala from Thursday to Saturday. There may be rain in interior Karnataka on Friday and Saturday.
Central India will also remain wet
In Western India, there are chances of widespread heavy rain in Konkan, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra from Tuesday to Friday (IMD Weather Update of 28 September 2023) till Saturday.
There is also a possibility of thunder and lightning at some places during this period. In Central India, rain and thundershowers are likely to occur at isolated places over Chhattisgarh on Saturday. For the rest of the country, no significant weather events are expected.