PANAJI: IMD has extended the orange alert for next two days in Goa. According to IMD, heavy rain is likely to occur in Goa today Sept 29 and 30.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday announced commencement of withdrawal of monsoon from parts of southwest Rajasthan, signalling the end of its four-month (June-September) journey.
The met department said that the monsoon withdrawal has been delayed against the usual date of September 17. The complete withdrawal of the monsoon usually takes about a month.
Met department officials said any delay in the monsoon’s retreat means a longer rainy season, which can impact the crop production especially in northwest India where moisture left behind by monsoon plays a crucial role for winter crops.
The monsoon entered the Kerala coast on June 8, most delayed arrivals in the last four years.
The met department also predicted a low pressure area is likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal by around September 30, which is likely to bring rains over eastern and central part of the country.
Officials told FE that after a deficit June, monsoon was surplus in the month of July followed by driest ever precipitation in August since 1901.
However monsoon rains have revived thus month thus bringing down the deficit in rains sharply.