The four month long Southwest Monsoon season officially came to an end on September 30. However, unlike previous years, Monsoon withdrawal had not taken place even after the end of the Southwest Monsoon’s official date.
Finally, now, Monsoon withdrawal has commenced from western areas of Rajasthan and a few parts of Gujarat today against its normal date of September as had been reiterated by Skymet Weather. Moreover, weather conditions remain favourable for further withdrawal of Monsoon from other parts of the country.
At present, the Monsoon withdrawal line is passing through Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jalore in the state of Rajasthan, and Bhuj in Gujarat.
In fact, as per meteorologists from Skymet Weather, by this weekend, Monsoon should vacate entire North India including the hills as well as the plains namely Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and the NCR region, parts of Uttar Pradesh. In fact, in the next 2-4 days, parts of Madhya Pradesh will also witness Monsoon withdrawal.
Normally when Monsoon retreats, in view of clear sky conditions as well as change in wind pattern, maximum temperatures see an increase with humidity dropping to quite an extent. This condition will be seen in all the areas which see Monsoon withdrawal.