Pune : Monsoon 2022 has missed its normal exit date, October 15, from India yet again with rainfall continuing in several locations over Madhya Maharashtra and at a few places over west Madhya Pradesh, east MP, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, and Odisha.
The locations over Madhya Maharashtra are witnessing isolated very heavy rainfall, while rain and thundershowers are continuing in several other places.
India Meteorological Department ( IMD ) data revealed a clear delayed trend in monsoon exit from India during most years over the past decade. Monsoon 2021 ex it from the entire country was the seventh most delayed monsoon withdrawal ( Octo ber 25 ) during a 46 – year historical period. The period from 2010 to 2021 witnessed five monsoon exits in 2017, 2010, 2016, 2020, and 2021 which occurred as late as October 25, or even later.
An IMD official on Wednesday said in another 24 hours, monsoon could withdraw further from some more parts of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, some parts of Odisha, the entire West Bengal, and the remaining parts of the northeastern states. ” The cyclonic storm expected to form over the west-central Bay of Bengal around October 24 is, however, unlikely to impact the southwest monsoon withdrawal because there are still some days left for the storm to form, ” the official added.
As per IMD on Wednesday evening, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the southeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal during the next 12 hours. It is likely to move west – northwestwards and concentrate into a depression by October 22 morning over the central Bay of Bengal. It is very likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm over the west-central Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 48 hours.