Weather Based Agro Advisory

Significant Weather Features (IMD)

  • The Western Disturbance now seen as an upper air cyclonic circulation over Afghanistan and adjoining Pakistan between 3.1 &4.5 km above mean sea level with the trough aloft now running roughly along Longitude 67 °E to the north of Latitude 18 °N at 5.8 km above mean sea level.
  • The induced cyclonic circulation now lies over West Rajasthan & neighbourhood and extends up to 1.5 km above mean sea level.
  • Dense to very dense fog occurred at isolated places over Saurashtra; dense fog at isolated places over south Gujarat region and moderate fog at isolated places over north Haryana, West Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal , Tripura, and Assam & Meghalaya. The lowest visibility (in meter) observed at Porbandar 25M; Rajkot, Surat & Halflong 50 M each; Sohraand Chandbali 200M each and Aijal, Ambala, Lucknow, Varanasi , Digha, Contai, Shillong & Delhi (SFD), Jaisalmer,, Agra, Fursatgang and Agartala500M each from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.  

Main Weather Observations (IMD)

  • At most places over Gangetic West Bengal and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
  • At many places over Jammu & Kashmir and West Rajasthan.
  • At a few places over Assam & Meghalaya, Punjab and Lakshadweep.
  • At isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Gujarat region, Assam & Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Amount of rainfall recorded at 0830 hours IST of today (1 cm or more) are: Agartala-5; Kailashahar-4; Silchar Sohra & Imphal-3 each; Halflong &Kohima-2 each; Batote, Ganganagar, Lumding, Lengpui and Aijal-1 each.
  • Maximum temperatures were appreciably above normal (3.1 °C to 5.0°C) at many places over Uttrakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Coastal Andhra Pradesh; at a few places over Himachal Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu & Puduchery and at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya; above normal(1.6 °C to 3.0 °C) at most places over West Uttar Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, East Uttar Pradesh and South Interior Karnataka; at a few places over Bihar, Odisha, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra and North Interior Karnataka. They were appreciably below normal (3.1 °C to 5.0 °C) at most places over Gangetic West Bengal; at many places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura; below normal (1.6 °C to 3.0 °C) at a few places over Konkan & Goa and Saurashtra & Kutch and near normal over rest part of the country.
  • Minimum temperatures are below normal (1.6 °C to 3.0 °C) at many places over Vidarbha; at a few places over East Madhya Pradesh, South Interior Karnataka, Telangana and Rayalaseema. They are markedly above normal (5.1 °C or more) at most places over Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura; at many places over Punjab, East Rajasthan and Gujarat region; at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Assam & Meghalaya; appreciably above normal (3.1 °C to 5.0 °C) at most places over Jharkhand; at many places over Uttrakhand ; at a few places over West Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh and at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim; above normal (1.6 °C to 3.0 °C) at most places over East Uttar Pradesh and Odisha; at many places over Arunachal Pradesh; at a few places over West Uttar Pradesh, Saurashtra & Kutch, Madhya Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu & Puducherry and at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Konkan & Goa and Kerala and near normal over rest of the country. The lowest minimum temperature of 5.7 °C recorded at Chhindwara (East Madhya Pradesh) in the plains of the country.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 11 December (Day 1): Heavy to very heavy rain or snow at isolated places very likely over Jammu & Kashmir and Heavy rain or snow over Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rain at isolated places likely over Punjab and north Haryana.
  • Hailstorm at isolated places are likely over Jammu division, lower regions of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and northern parts of Punjab and Haryana.
  • 12 December (Day 2):.Heavy to very heavy rain or snow at isolated places very likely over Himachal Pradesh and heavy rain or snow over Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand.
  • Hailstorm at isolated places are likely over Jammu division, lower regions of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and northern parts of Punjab and Haryana.
  • Moderate to dense fog at isolated places very likely over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram& Tripura.
  • 13 December (Day 3): Moderate to dense fog at isolated places very likely over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, north Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and valley regions of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • 14 December (Day 4): Moderate to dense fog at isolated places very likely over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, north Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and valley regions of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • 15 December (Day 5): No weather warning.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e 11 December to 19 December 2017 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower may occur over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and North Eastern States. (Fig. 2).

Figure: 1. Latest available satellite picture as on 11 December 2017 at 0230 Hrs (IST). (Source: IMD).  Figure: 2. Precipitation forecast for 11 December to 19 December 2017 (Source: NOAA NCEP).

Agricultural activities (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
Vidarbha region
Weather condition         

  • No rainfall received in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state during past few days. The maximum and minimum temperatures were ranged between 29.0 to 31.6 °C and 9.6 to 12.4 °C, respectively.

Contingency measure:  

  • With prevalence of continued dry weather past weeks, need based irrigation is advisable to growing/sown rabi crops/vegetables and also orchards.
  • Undertake clean harvesting of burst bolls in cotton.
  • For delayed sowing of irrigated wheat, use varieties - AKW-381, HI-977, AKW-1071 (Purna). Follow seed treatment with Carbendazim @ 2.5 g / kg seed. Also, seed treatment with Azatobacter and PSB @ 25 g each / kg seed treatment is advisable.
  • In eastern Vidarbha linseed (PKV NL- 260, NL-97 ) and Lathyrus (Ratan, Mahatora) are suitable for rabi under residual soil-moisture in paddy bandies.
  • In pigeonpea to control pod fly/pod borer ,undertake first spray at bud initiation to 50% flowering stage of Neem seed extract 5% OR Quinolphos 25% @ 28 ml OR Ethion 50% @20 ml in 10 litres of water followed by subsequent two sprays at 15 days interval of (1) Emamectin benzoate 5% SG @ 4.5g OR Indoxacarb 15.8% EC @ 6.7ml OR Chlorantraniliprole 18.5% SC 3.0 OR Spinosad 45% EC@ 2.5 to 3.25 ml and (2) Lufenuron 5.4% EC @ 12.0ml OR Lambda-cyhalothrin 5%EC @ 8 to 10 ml OR Chlorantraniliprole 9.3%+ Lambda-cyhalothrin 4.6%EC@ 4.0 ml in 10 litres of water. Avoid pod picking till 10 days after insecticidal spray.
  • For control of safflower aphids (ETL- 15-20 aphids/plant) spray of Dimethoate 30% EC @ 13 ml OR Acephate 75% WP @ 4 g in 10 litres of water is advisable OR undertake dusting of Phenthoate 2% DP @ 20 kg/ha OR Quinolphos 1.5% DP @ 20 kg/ha.
  • Need based weeding/hoeing be undertaken in growing rabi (chickpea/safflower/mustard/linseed) crops. Transplanting of cabbage and cauliflower, and seed sowing of radish, carrot, leafy vegetables and onion/tomato nursery can be initiated during this period.
  • Staking of mriga bahar laden fruit trees of mandarin orange and basin mulching/timely irrigation is advisable.
  • Rose beds may be loosened and followed with manuring/fertilization., if required rose pruning may be undertaken during this period.
  • Farm livestock be provided with green forage/sufficient clean water and vaccination of farm livestock for FMD is advisable.

 

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Updated on 11-12-2017 10:35 AM