Northeast monsoon sets in: Confirming the development, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted rainfall across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, and in parts of Lakshadweep Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.
Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: With the gradual retreat of the Southwest monsoon from northern and central parts of the country, the weather agency has predicted the arrival of the northeast monsoon around October 17.
Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall and thunderstorms accompanied with lightning with isolated heavy falls likely over south peninsular India is expected during next 24 hours.
The season officially ended with September, but rainfall has continued in several parts of the country. A look at the trends marking the delayed withdrawal, and other aspects that make this monsoon unusual.
Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: In Uttar Pradesh, six more people died in rain-related incidents, pushing the death toll in the state to 117. The weatherman has predicted light rainfall in parts of the state today.
As monsoon withdrawal is delayed by over a month, humidity levels have increased. IMD Colaba observatory recorded 89 per cent of relative humidity, while the Santacruz observatory recorded 79 per cent on Sunday.
Generally, about 75 per cent of the year’s rainfall is received from June to September. Between June and September 29, rainfall recorded in the state was 1,329 mm, a 33 per cent jump from the normal 999.8 mm rain.