The southwest monsoon began its withdrawal from the country on Monday. The Mumbai Met department said the southwest monsoon was expected to retreat from the city around October 1.
The normal date for the beginning of withdrawal of southwest monsoon from the country is September 1,but it was delayed this year. It has retreated from parts of Jammu & Kashmir,Punjab,Haryana,Rajasthan,Gujarat and north Arabian Sea,said a press release from the India Meteorological Department (IMD),Delhi,on Monday.
Conditions are favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from remaining parts of Jammu & Kashmir,Punjab,Haryana,Rajasthan,entire Delhi,Himachal Pradesh,Uttarakhand,west Uttar Pradesh,some parts of west Madhya Pradesh and some more parts of Gujarat in the next two-three days (from Monday),the release said. The monsoon is expected to withdraw up to Gujarat state by Thursday. We are expecting it to withdraw from Mumbai around its normal of October 1, said Ajay Kumar,director,India Meteorological Department (IMD),Mumbai.
Meanwhile,the city remained dry as expected on Monday recording no rain at either of the weather stations at Santacruz and Colaba. Maximum temperatures were 32°C at Colaba and 30.7°C at Santacruz.
One or two showers may occur in parts of city and suburbs on Tuesday,said the IMD website.