October 5, 2023
Pune: The southwest monsoon is expected to withdraw from Pune and other parts of the state within the next two days, according to Anupam Kashyapi, the head weather forecaster at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The process of monsoon withdrawal from North Maharashtra is set to commence from October 6 or 7.
The delay in the withdrawal of the monsoon over Maharashtra and Pune can be attributed to consecutive low-pressure areas formed over the Bay of Bengal, resulting in recent rainfall in the city and district. This delayed withdrawal has proven to be advantageous, considering the lower-than-anticipated rainfall that the country, state, and city experienced during the monsoon season.
However, the current conditions are now favourable for the monsoon to withdraw, and the process has already begun in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and other parts of North West India. Kashyapi stated that the monsoon will begin withdrawing from North Maharashtra on Thursday.
Similarly, Marathwada and Vidarbha will witness withdrawal within the next 2-3 days, and Pune and Mumbai will experience the same within the next 48-72 hours.
Overall, monsoon withdrawal in Maharashtra is expected to be completed by October 10-11. Seven subdivisions experienced a deficit, while other parts of the country received normal rainfall.
Currently, there are no significant weather events occurring in Maharashtra, and the chances of rainfall across the state are non-existent. Overall, the monsoon in Maharashtra has been normal, except for certain districts reporting significant deficiencies.