Vikash Sharma

The Southwest Monsoon has withdrawn from parts of southwest Rajasthan and adjoining Kutch, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

The monsoon withdrawal today is against its normal date of withdrawal from southwest Rajasthan of September 17.

As per IMD, the withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon is based on the following conditions:

(i) Anti-cyclonic circulation at 850 hPa level,

(ii) No rainfall during last 5 days and

(iii) Water vapour imagery indicates dry weather conditions over the region.

The line of withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon passes through Khajuwala, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Naliya.

Meanwhile, the low pressure area now lies over northwest Bay of Bengal (BoB) and adjoining north Odisha-West Bengal coasts, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday.

The associated cyclonic circulation also extends and the system is likely to move west-northwest wards across north Odisha and north Chhattisgarh during the next two days.

A trough runs from the low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal adjoining north Odisha-West Bengal coasts to southwest Uttar Pradesh across Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and East Uttar Pradesh extending upto 1.5 km above mean sea level.

As per IMD, the southwest monsoon is now active over Odisha and several parts of the state experienced heavy rainfall activities in the past 24 hours. Baliguda in Kandhamal district recorded highest 302 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Similarly, Dharakote (Ganjam) recorded 121 mm of rainfall, followed by Sheragada (Ganjam) 120 mm, Purusottampur (Ganjam) 102.2 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours.