Bhubaneswar: The Southwest Monsoon is likely to withdraw from the entire country during the next 24 hours, with likely setting in of northeasterly winds in the lower tropospheric levels over the Bay of Bengal and extreme south Peninsular India, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.
Simultaneously, the Northeast Monsoon rains are also likely to commence over Southeast Peninsular India during the next 24 hours, the IMD added.
As against the normal date of October 15 when the southwest monsoon completely withdraws from across India, this time the process is delayed. The commencement of withdrawal too had started on October 6 against the normal date of September 17.
Low pressure systems over Kerala and Tamil Nadu near the Arabian Sea and another over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coast near the Bay of Bengal had delayed the process, IMD had said earlier.