Southwest monsoon covered the entire country on 13th July, reaching the last post of Rajasthan. As per revised dates, the monsoon covers the complete country by 08th July. The specified period of 38 days, from 01st June to 08th July, to complete its advance over the Indian landmass is very keenly awaited every season. The best and exclusive part of its journey this year includes simultaneous arrival over the national capital Delhi and many parts of Rajasthan.
Southwest monsoon arrives anytime around 15th May over the entry point of South Andaman Sea and Bay Islands and thereafter steps in over mainland Kerala around 01st June. Monsoon currently spends the least time over Rajasthan and neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana and vacates last from Northeast India, Central parts, and Peninsular India. Generally, the withdrawal is completed by 15th October from South India. Simultaneously, it paves way for the arrival and onset of the northeast monsoon.
Invariably, the withdrawal phase is much faster than the onset journey. The advance of monsoon is rather zigzag and takes place in bits and pieces. Withdrawal is rather clean and clears large segments altogether. It is quick to withdraw from north India and lingers on to vacate Northeast and Central parts. Also, the withdrawal of monsoon is always retrospective. As per revised dates, withdrawal of monsoon commences on 17th September from West Rajasthan.