India Monsoon News HIghlights September 27, 2022: The southwest monsoon has further retreated from Delhi, Punjab and Chandigarh, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) official.
It has also withdrawn partly from the areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
The monsoon arrived in Delhi on June 30 and so far, the national capital has recorded 516.9 mm of rainfall, 19 per cent short of the normal of 639.7 mm. The monsoon withdrawal is declared when specific conditions — prevalence of dry weather for five days and reduction in moisture — are met.
Meanwhile, the IMD has predicted thunderstorms in Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Vidarbha while Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and North Interior Karnataka are expected to receive heavy rains.
A ‘yellow’ warning has also been issued for several districts of Telangana with the likelihood of light to moderate rain or thunderstorms with lightning for the week ahead.