Weather Based Agro Advisory


Significant Weather Features (IMD)

  • The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continue to pass through Lat.5.0°/Long. 80.0° E, Lat. 7.0° N/Long. 85.0° E, Lat. 10.0 °N/Long. 90.0° E, Maya Bandar and Lat. 16.0° N/ Long.98.0° E.
  • Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of southeast Bay of Bengal, someparts of eastcentral Bay of Bengal and remaining parts of north Andaman Sea during next 24 hours.
  • Thunderstorm occurred at a few places over West Rajasthan; at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab,Haryana & Delhi, East Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, interior Tamilnadu, Kerala Sikkim and Gangetic West Bengal from 0830 hours ISTof yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today.
  • Yesterday heat wave conditions were observed at a few places over Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh; at isolatedplaces over Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and interior Tamilnadu.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations (IMD)

  • Rainfall occurred at many places over Jammu &Kashmir West Rajasthan and Kerala; at a few places over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and atisolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, SubHimalayanWest Bengal & Sikkim,Odisha, Interior Karnataka and Tamilnadu.
  • Yesterday Maximum temperatures (46.0°C or more) were observed at Titlagarh46.5°C; Nalgonda46.4°C; Bapatla46.3°C;Gannavaram & Banda46.2°C and Khajuraho & Rentachintala46.0°C.
  • Maximum temperature departures as on 16.05.2017: Maximum temperatures were Markedly above normal (5.1°C or more)at isolated places over Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places overUttarakhand, Jharkhand, Odisha and Tamilnadu & Pudduchery; at a few places over East Madhya Pradesh and rest Telangana; atisolated places over West Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and South Interior Karnataka; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at mostplaces over Rayalaseema; at many places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, North Interior Karnataka and Kerala; at a few placesover Saurashtra & Kutch and Madhya Maharashtra; at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, SubHimalayanWest Bengal & Sikkim, Konkan & Goa, Marathwada, Vidarbha and Coastal Karnataka. They were Markedly belownormal (5.1°C or less ) at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir; appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at isolated placesover Uttarakhand; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Gangetic West Bengal and near normal over rest parts ofthe country.
  • The highest maximum temperature of 46.5°C recorded at Titlagarh (Odisha).
  • Minimum temperature departures as on 1705.2017:Minimum temperatures are appreciably above normal (3.1°C to5.0°C) at many places over Gangetic West Bengal; at a few places over Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Rayalaseema and Tamilnadu;above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Kerala and Tamilnadu; at many places over East Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand,Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, SubHimalayanWest Bengal & Sikkim and Coastal Andhra Pradesh; at a few places over Jammu &Kashmir, Marathwada, Gujarat region and Odisha; at isolated places over Punjab, Bihar, Saurashtra & Kutch and North InteriorKarnataka. They are below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over West Rajasthan and at isolated places over Assam &Meghalaya and near normal over rest parts of the country.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 17 MAY (Day 1): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, HimachalPradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh,Jharkhand, SubHimalayanWest Bengal & Sikkim, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Rajasthan, South Interior Karnataka, northinterior Tamilnadu and Kerala. Severe heat wave conditions at isolated places with heat wave at many places very likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh; heatwave conditions at a few places very likely over Telangana, interior Odisha and Vidarbha and at isolated places over East MadhyaPradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rayalaseema and north Tamilnadu.
  • 18 MAY (Day 2): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh,Uttarakhand and Bihar.Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Jharkhand. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gangetic WestBengal, Odisha, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka, interior Tamilnadu and Kerala.Heat wave conditions very likely at many places over coastal Andhra Pradesh; at a few places over Telangana, and at isolatedplaces over Vidarbha, interior Odisha, north interior Tamilnadu and Chhattisgarh.Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over West Bengal & Sikkim.
  • 19 May (Day 3): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over West Rajasthan and Odisha.Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Gangetic WestBengal and South Interior Karnataka.Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
  • 20 May (Day 4): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir,HimachalPradesh and Uttarakhand. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over north Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, UttarPradesh, Rajasthan, SubHimalayanWest Bengal & Sikkim and Odisha. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal.
  • 21 May (Day 5): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, HimachalPradesh, Uttarakhand, north Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi.Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Theweather outlook for the period of seven days i.e.17May to 25May2017forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/)rain/thundershower may occuroverJammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Rajasthan, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Interior Karnataka,Kerala, Tamilnaduand North Eastern States.(Fig. 2).

  • Agricultural activities (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
    Eastern Uttar Pradesh
    Weather condition:
    Dry weather prevailed in Western Uttar Pradesh region ofUttar Pradesh state during past few days. Both Maximum and minimum temperatures are above the normal.
    Contingency measure:

    • Farmers are advised for irrigation in sugarcane,moong,maize and vegetables etc.  If irrigation has been applied, then under optimum moisture, intercultural operation may be done in sugarcane and vegetables etc. as to reduce the moisture losses.
    • Direct sowing of rice in water logged areas. Direct sowing of rice in water logged areas may be started with improved varieties such as Chakiya-59, Jal nidhi, Jalpriya and Jal magna.
    • Long duration varieties of maize may be sown under assured irrigation. Summer ploughing may be done as to destroy the weeds harmful insect pest.

    Digging of pits for new plantation of fruit crops. Sowing of dhaincha for green manuring may be done.

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

Updated on 17-05-2017 05:35 PM