New Delhi: The south-west monsoon is set to withdraw from northern and some parts of western India in the next 48 hours after bringing ample showers since late August triggering cheers among millions of farmers.
According to a bulletin released by the weather department this afternoon, "conditions have become favourable for withdrawal of southwest monsoon from parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Saurashtra and Kutch during next 48 hours".
Satellite imagery and the observations, it said; clearly indicate reduction in moisture over parts of northwest India.
The late rally of the monsoon helped cut the deficiency in rainfall experienced in the first two months of the season. ...more
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