Withdrawal of the Monsoon
About the time of the monsoon’s withdrawal, the subtropical westerly jet stream again reappears over the northwestern end of the Himalayas. Thereafter, it moves southwards to its usual location south of the Himalayas by the end of October. The easterly jet, which was a feature of the onset, disappears rapidly after the recession of the monsoon by early October. Many features that were associated with the onset of the monsoon now disappear, as the winter Asian monsoon begins to set in over southern India towards December.
The narration of the monsoon dynamics here in this website has relied heavily on the book ‘The Monsoons’ by Dr. P.K. Das an authority on the monsoons. We recommend to any interested person to acquire a copy of this book, which is published by National Book Trust, India and is priced only Rs.75/=. You can place your orders to the Director, National Book Trust, A-5, Green Park, New Delhi – 110 016. The growing interest in ‘The Indian Summer Monsoon’ and Cherrapunjee from across the world needs to satiated with accurate, up-to-date information. It is the endeavor of Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort to collect, compile and present relevant information in lay man’s language so that more and more common people will be able to appreciate the amazing monsoon weather dynamics.