Current status of Monsoon 2012 and Forecast for next one week (India Meteorological Department)

Current status of Monsoon 2012 and Forecast for next one week (India Meteorological Department)

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1 October 2012
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The southwest monsoon has withdrawn from parts of northwest India on 24th September against its normal date 1st September. Subsequently, the southwest monsoon withdrew from most parts of northwest India and parts of Gujarat State and west Madhya Pradesh.
The withdrawal line of monsoon passes through Lat. 29.0° N / Long. 81.0° E, Kheri,Kanpur, Guna, Ratlam, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Porbandar, Lat. 21.0° N / Long. 67.0° E and Lat. 21.0°N / Long. 60.0° E. The map showing withdrawal line is given in Annexure I.
During the week (20- 26 September), active to vigorous monsoon conditions along with heavy to very rainfall were experienced over the parts of northeast India during many days of the week.
The sharp reduction in rainfall over the north and central parts of the country caused the seasonal rainfall deficiency on all India scale to increase from -5% to -7%, by the end of the week. >> More

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