Weather Based Agro Advisory


  • Advisory for Soybean Farmers for the period 22-31 August 2016
  • Monsoon Watch

    • Southwest monsoon was vigorous over Punjab, Saurashtra & Kutch; active over West Rajasthan and Gujarat Region.
    • Heavy rain occurred at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram during 24 past hours ending at 0830 hours IST of today.
    • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

    Main Weather Observations
    Rainfall: (From 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today): Rain occurred at most places over Gujarat region, Chhattisgarh, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, East Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal & Sikkim, northeastern states, Saurashtra & Kutch and Odisha; at a few places over Telangana, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala and at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Interior Karnataka and Tamilnadu. The amounts of rainfall (3 cm or more) recorded at 0830 hours IST of today are: Seoni­12; Lengpui­7; Jabalpur & Agartala­6 each; Karnal, Amreli, Damoh, Jagdalpur & Vishakhapatnam­5 each; Nandigama, Bagdogra & Kohima­4 each and Mount Abu, Surendernagar, Bagati, Guwahati, Ongle, Kavali, Ambikapur, Midnapore, Nancowry, Brahmapuri & Kochi­ 3 each.

    26.­08­.2016: Minimum temperatures are above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Tamilnadu and at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal & Sikkim and Assam & Meghalaya and near normal over rest of the country.

    25.­08.­2016: Maximum temperatures were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim; at many places over Uttarakhand and Assam & Meghalaya; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha, East Madhya Pradesh, Konkan & Goa, Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand; at many places over Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Tamilnadu & Puducherry; at a few places over West Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Interior Karnataka and Kerala and at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Marathwada. They were appreciably below normal (­3.1°C to ­5.0°C) at most places over Jammu & Kashmir; below normal (­1.6°C to ­3.0°C) at most places over West Rajasthan; at many places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and at a few places over East Rajasthan and Gujarat state and near normal over rest of the country.
    Weather Warning during next 5 days

    • 26 August (Day 1): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala.
    • 27 August (Day 2 ): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over southeast Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
    • 28 August (Day 3 ): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over southeast Rajasthan, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
    • 28 August (Day 4 ): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, Telangana and North Interior Karnataka.
    • 29 August (Day 5 ): Heavy rain at isolated places very likely over Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Telangana, North Interior Karnataka and South Interior Karnataka.
    • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 26  August to 02 September 2016 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower would occur over along Sub Himalayan states, Central India, Telangana, Marathwada and North Eastern States. (Fig. 2).  

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Agricultural activities
West Bengal
Weather condition:
Weather conditions during the last week at West Bengal are Maximum temperature: 27.0 to 34.0 0C, Minimum temperature: 23.4 to 27.0 0C, bright sun shine hours: 0.0 to 7.5 hours, Morning-time relative Humidity: 94% to 100%, after noon-time R.H: 75% to 100%. Total weekly pan evaporation: 12.6 mm, Total rainfall: 182.0 mm and average daily wind speed varying 0.1 km/h.
Contingency measures:
Aman Rice: First weeding should be done at 3 weeks after transplanting and second weeding at 6 weeks after transplanting.Apply 4.5 kg Urea / bigha as 1st top dressing after 1st weeding, drained out the stagnant water from the field before apply Urea. Next day the filed should be filled, keep 5-7cm water at the time of tillering.
Yam: Due to cloudy weather and high humidity, fungal collar-rot may be seen. Keep the field weed-free and clean. Apply Carbendazim (2 gm) and Thiram (2 gm) together per lt of water. Do not allow water stagnation.


(Source:Email: pc-agromet@crida.in, CRIDA, Hyderabad )

Updated on 26-08-2016 05:35 PM

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