Weather Based Agro Advisory


Cold Wave/Day and Fog Watch

  • Dense to very dense fog observed at isolated places over Punjab, north Rajasthan and Delhi; Moderate fog at isolated places over Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh in the morning hours of today. The visibility observed < 25 M at Pilani, Churu & Pantnagar; < 50 M at New Delhi (Palam); < 200 M at Amritsar & Chandigarh during morning hours of today.
  • Cold wave conditions are prevailing at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and north Rajasthan.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations  

  • Rain occurred at most places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh. Heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Minimum temperatures are observed < 5.0°C at most places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and at isolated places over north Rajasthan; < 10.0°C at most places over Uttar Pradesh and Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim; at many places over rest Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura; at a few places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, East Madhya Pradesh and Odisha Tamilnadu.
  • Minimum temperature departures as on 20.01.2017: Minimum temperatures are appreciably below normal (3.1° C to5.0°C) at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Assam & Meghalaya and Odisha; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Telangana; at a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh; at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, West Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh. They are appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over East Rajasthan and Tamilnadu; at a few places over Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Coastal Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar islands; at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, northeastern states, Konkan & Goa and Madhya Maharashtra and near normal over rest of the country.
  • The lowest minimum temperature of 0.7°C recorded at Bhatinda (Punjab) in the plains of the country.
  • Maximum temperature departures as on 19.01.2017: Maximum temperature were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Assam & Meghalaya; at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Jharkhand; at many places West Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Konkan & Goa; at a few places over Uttarakhand, Odisha and Vidarbha; at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal; Saurashtra & Kutch and Tamilnadu. They were appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at a few places over West Madhya Pradesh; at isolated places over Gujarat region and West Rajasthan; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir and East Madhya Pradesh; at isolated places over Punjab, East Uttar Pradesh, south Madhya Maharashtra and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and near normal over rest of the country.
  • The lowest maximum temperature of 15.8°C was recorded at Guna (West Madhya Pradesh) in the plains of the country.

Weather warning for next 5 days

  • 20 January (Day 1): Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Nicobar Islands.
  • 21 January (Day 2): Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Nicobar Islands.
  • 22 January (Day 3): No weather warning.
  • 23 January (Day 4): No weather warning.
  • 24 January (Day 5): Heavy rain/snow very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 20 to 26 January 2017 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower would occur over West Madhya Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. (Fig. 2).

Agricultural activities
Northern Karnataka
Weather condition:
                          Dry and cool weather prevailed in Northern part of Karnataka state during past few days. Below normal night temperatures and lower in most part of the region.
Contingency measures:

  • Harvest: Since dry weather is going to prevail in the district, during the coming five days, harvesting, thrashing and drying of onoin, pigeonpea, chickpea and Chilli may be taken up. After harvest sundry the produce and store.
  • Safflower: To manage, sucking pests, take up spraying of 2 gram Thiamethacom 25 WG or 1 gram Acephate 75 SP or 1.75 ml Dimethoate 30 EC, dissolved in one liter of water. To manage, leaf spot disease, take up spraying of 2 gram Mencozeb 75 WP or 1 ml Hexaconazole dissolved in one liter of water.
  • Cotton: Cotton picking should not be done in the early morning hours since there will be fog. So, picking should be done during bright sunshine hours.
  • Sugarcane: Adopt drip irrigation system to save the water up 40%. If there is shortage of water, irrigation can be given to alternate furrows and alternate furrows alternatively. Hand hoeing and weeding should be done immediately after the harvest of the crop. If, broad leaved weeds are present, a post-emergent spray of 2, 4-D @1kg a.i. /ha.
  • Pomegranate: To manage bacterial blight disease in pomegranate, spray the crop with Streptomycin Sulphate 0.5 g. + Copper oxy-chloride 2 g. + 2 g. Blitox dissolved in one liter water. Then take up spraying of micro nutrients viz., 1 g. Zinc Sulphate + 1 g. Magnesium Sulphate + 1 g. Barax + 1 g. Calcium dissolved in one liter of water.

 Grape: To manage Downey mildew, take up spraying of 1 ml Azoxysprobin dissolved in one liter of water. To manage Mites, take up spraying of 2.5 ml Dicofal or 0.75 ml Spiromeshiphane dissolved in one liter of water. Ø To manage mealy bug, take up spraying of 2.5 ml Dichlorovas + 5 ml fish oil dissolved in one liter of water.


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

Updated on 20-01-2017 05:35 PM

Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014