<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With the mercury hovering at around 38 degrees Celsius, there is no sign of rains in the city for now. However, according to the India Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of light rain in south Gujarat on October 7 and 8.”The monsoon is in withdrawal mode. There are some pockets of the state like central Gujarat, north Gujarat and Gujarat region and Kutch where the southwest monsoon has withdrawn,” said Jayanta Sarkar, Director of India Meteorological Department, Ahmedabad.”This year, the withdrawal has been delayed considerably. While cyclonic circulation had been developing over the Odisha coast that further moved towards Central India, and even up to Southeast Rajasthan and Gujarat. These systems have kept the monsoon active over the region,” said Mahesh Palawat, Chief meteorologist, Skymet Weather.

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Withdrawal of monsoon begins