India, Oct. 24 -- The monsoon is likely to withdraw completely in the next 2-3 days as the northeast monsoon is likely to commence over peninsular India by October 28. This would mean mostly dry conditions in the rest of the country.

Conditions are favourable for further withdrawal of monsoon from remaining parts of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, north and the central Arabian Sea, Odisha and north Maharashtra during next 24-hours. Similar conditions will prevail over parts of West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Telangana, north-eastern states, Andhra Pradesh and most parts of Maharashtra during the subsequent two days.

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