Hyderabad: The southwest monsoon this year has been more than bountiful for the state. Lasting for nearly five months, the extent of rains has been so vast that there is no district that has received deficient rainfall.
“This year, the monsoon up to August has been recorded as above normal and there has been 47 per cent excess rainfall,” said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) director Dr K. Nagaratna. However, according to the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), the state has received 54 per cent more rainfall than the usual 809.8 mm for the monsoon months.
Presently, IMD officials said, the monsoon has withdrawn from most of the state. It will leave the last few districts soon.
According to private weather forecasting agency Skymet, in 2018, the withdrawal was completed by October 20 and in 2019, despite late commencement of withdrawal on October 9, the process was completed by October 15.
‘The weather systems forming in the Bay of Bengal will no longer track along with the central parts and rather recurve to the east and northeastern parts of the country. Such a pattern is in accordance with the conclusion of southwest monsoon and ingress of the northeast monsoon,” Skymet said.
“On some occasions, the two monsoons just swap without any margins as is happening this year. The southwest monsoon is likely to end its journey in the next 48 hours and simultaneously hand over the baton to the northeast monsoon,” Skymet said.