Goa : With likely setting in of northeasterly winds in the lower tropospheric levels over Bay of Bengal and extreme south peninsular India, the southwest monsoon is likely to withdraw from the entire country around Wednesday, October 28, the India meteorological department (IMD) said.Simultaneously, the northeast monsoon rains are also likely to commence over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas of Karnataka and Kerala.
Meanwhile, in keeping with the wet trend, after the seasonal rainfall surplus ended with a bountiful 41%, the first post-monsoon month has also recorded above average rainfall 35% above normal so far.The surplus had actually risen to 41%, but has come down slightly due to weak rain activity during the past few days.After dry spell of few days, several parts of the state experienced thunder showers late Monday night.
The total rainfall during October so far is 195.7mm while at this stage 145.2mm is considered normal. A rainfall of 44.3mm recorded on October 16 was the highest state average recorded during this month, while there were four totally dry days.The four-month monsoon season ended on a record note with a total of 162.1 inches recorded this time while 160.9 inches was recorded in 1961.
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