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Significant weather observations

  • Yesterday, Cold day conditions prevailed at many places over Punjab, Haryana & Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh; at a few places over East Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places over northwest Rajasthan.
  • Dense/very dense fog has been observed at many places over Uttar Pradesh; at a few places over Punjab, Haryana & Delhi, north Madhya Pradesh and Bihar; at isolated places over north Rajasthan. The visibility (50 m or less) has been observed at Jammu, Ganganagar, Hissar, Delhi (Palam), Bareilly, Agra, Bahraich, Satna, Gwalior, Varanasi, Sultanpur, Lucknow, Patna and Bhagalpur and (200 m or less) at Ambala, Delhi(Sfd.), Gaya, Purnea and Daltonganj during morning hours of today.

Main Weather Observations

  • Light rain/thundershower has occurred at isolated places over Tamilnadu, Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Weather remained dry over rest of the country.
  • Minimum   temperatures are   below   normal   by   5­6 °C   at  isolated   places   over   East   Madhya   Pradesh, south Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Vidarbha; by 2­4 °C at most places over Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Telangana, North Interior Karnataka, at many places over Rajasthan, Madhya Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh   and   Odisha;   at   a   few   places   over   West   Madhya   Pradesh,   Bihar,   Jharkhand   and   Coastal   Andhra Pradesh; at isolated places over West Bengal & Sikkim and Assam & Meghalaya. They are above normal 2­4 °C at isolated  places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Tamilnadu and near normal over rest parts of the country.  The lowest   maximum   temperature   of   1.9 °C recorded   at   Hindan   (   Uttar   Pradesh)  in  plains of   the country.
  • Kalpana-1: Cloud imagery of 0530 hours IST shows convective clouds over many parts of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, and over some parts of Punjab, Uttarakhand, coastal Tamilnadu, East central & south Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, south Arabian Sea. Low/medium clouds are seen over Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Northeastern states and south peninsular India.

Figure:1.Latest available satellite picture as on 22nd December 2014 at 0230 Hrs (IST). Figure: 2.. Precipitation forecast for 22nd to 30th December 2014 2014 (Source: NOAA NCEP).

Weather Forecast for next 3 days (upto 0830 hours IST of 25th December, 2014)

  • The intensity of fog will decrease over northwest India during next 24 hour.
  • Fog would occur at many places over Punjab, Haryana & Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura during next 3 days.

 

  • Latest available satellite picture (Fig.1) indicates the current cloud condition across Indian region.

                               

  • The climate outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 22nd to 30th December 2014 (Fig.2). Rain/snow would occur over Western Himalayan Region, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Eastern Karnataka, North-eastern states, peninsular India and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Weather Warning during next 3 days
                          22 December (Day1):

  • Dense (Visibility 200 m or less ) to very dense fog (Visibility 50 m or less) would occur at many places over Uttar Pradesh, at some places over north Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Assam & Meghalaya.
  • Cold day conditions  would prevail at a few places over Punjab, Haryana & Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Cold wave conditions would prevail at isolated places over east Madhya Pradesh,   Vidarbha, south Chhattishgarh and Telengana.
  • Heavy rain/snow would occur at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir.

                          23 December (Day 2):

  • Dense to very dense fog (Visibility 200 m or less) would occur at some places over East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim.
  • Cold day conditions  would prevail at a few places over Punjab, Haryana & Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Cold wave conditions would prevail at isolated places over east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, south Chhattishgarh and Telengana.

                          24 December (Day 3):

  • Dense (Visibility 200 m or less ) to very dense fog (Visibility 50 m or less) would occur at many places over Punjab, Haryana & Delhi, north Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, at some places over north Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
  • Cold day conditions would prevail at a few places over Punjab, Haryana & Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Ground frost would occur at Punjab and West Rajasthan.
  • Cold wave conditions would prevail at isolated places over Saurashtra & Kutch.
  • Heavy rain/thundershower would occur at isolated places over south coastal Tamilnadu.

Weather Outlook for subsequent 4 days from 25rd to 29th December 2014

  • Rain/thundershowers would occur at a few places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at isolated places over south peninsular India and Lakshadweep.
  • Weather would be dry over rest of the country.

Agricultural activities

  • Cloudy weather prevailed in Jharkhand state during past few days. Agricultural operations Harvesting and threshing of paddy, Inter culture operations in pulse and oilseed crops to conserve soil moisture and control weeds are in progress. Nursery and planting of Onion and cole crop are started. Applying urea in Potato after earthling up in one month old crops. Rapeseed and Mustard crop are treated with Monocrotophos or Emidachlorpryd and spraying Karathen or Sulfex in Green pea to control the disease are in progress. Timely sown wheat at tillering stage, potato is at tuber formation stage, chickpea and linseed at vegetative stage, field pea is at tendril formation to flowering stage, mustard is at pre flowering to flowering stage, timely sown pigeonpea, presently at 50 per cent flowering to pod formation stage and late sown pigeonpea is at pre flowering to flowering stage. No major pests and diseases were noticed.
  • Dry weather prevailed in Madhya Pradesh state during past few days. Maximum temperature is below normal by 0.6°C and minimum temperature above normal by 3.4°C. Agricultural operations like Intercultural operations, spraying and top dressing of fertilizers in rabi crops are in progress. Pigeon pea in pod development stage. Early Sunflower is in Soft dough stage. Late sunflower is at button stage. Castor is at flowering stage. Rabi Sorghum (early) is at Panicle initiation. Rabi Sunflower (early) is at Grand growth to Button stage and Ber fruit is at maturity stage. Mild Intensity of pod borer in red gram, Helicoverpa in Gram and rust in sorghum were noticed.
  • Light rainfall received in Uttarakhand state during past few days. Maximum and minimum temperatures are slightly below normal. Rain/snow has occurred at most places over Uttarakhand. Thunderstorm has been observed at many places over Uttarakhand. Agricultural operations like Sowing of late wheat varieties and vegetable pea for seed production, transplanting of Onion. Earthling up in potato and turmeric. Hoeing in vegetable crops. Training and pruning in temperate fruit trees, basin formation around fruit trees with application of recommended doses of FYM/fertilizers are in progress. Emergence/ Tillering of wheat in valley, Vegetables are seedling stage and harvesting of green leafy vegetables are in progress. No major pests and diseases were noticed.
  • (Source:Email: pc-agromet@crida.in, CRIDA, Hyderabad )

    Updated on 22-12-2014 06:00 PM