Weather Based Agro Advisory


  • Heat Wave Watch

    • On 01052016: Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions prevailed at isolated places over north Odisha; heat wave at many places over Gangetic West Bengal and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, West Rajasthan, Vidarbha and Kerala.

    Thunderstorm Watch

    • Thunderstorm observed at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Manipur, Gangetic West Bengal, Telangana, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka and coastal Odisha between 0830 hours IST of yesterday and 0830 hours IST of today.

    Main Weather Observations (IMD)

    • Rain occurred at most places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura; at many places over Assam & Meghalaya; at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh; at isolated places over West Bengal & Sikkim, Vidarbha, Andhra Pradesh, North Interior Karnataka, Kerala & Lakshadweep.
    • On 02052016: Minimum temperatures are markedly above normal ( 5.1°C or more ) at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh & West Rajasthan; are appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Marathawada; at a few places over Himachal Pradesh, rest Rajasthan & South Interior Karnataka; at isolated places over Saurashtra & Kutch; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Kerala; at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, rest Gujarat, Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at a few places over Telangana, Tamilnadu, Odisha, West Bengal & Sikkim; at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Lakshadweep area. They are below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at isolated places over rest Himachal Pradesh, rest Madhya Pradesh & rest Odisha and near normal over rest of the country.
    • On 01052016: Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at most places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Gangetic West Bengal; at a few places over Punjab and at isolated places over West Rajasthan, Odisha & Kerala; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Uttarakhand & rest West Rajasthan; at many places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; at a few places over Madhya Maharashtra, Rayalaseema & Tamilnadu and at isolated places over Jharkhand, Vidarbha & Uttar Pradesh; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over East Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, rest Jharkhand, Marathwada, Telangana, North Interior Karnataka & rest Kerala; at many places over Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, rest Coastal Andhra Pradesh & rest Tamilnadu; at a few places over rest Odisha & rest Rayalaseema; at isolated places over rest Madhya Maharashtra & rest Vidarbha and near normal over rest of the country.
    • The highest maximum temperature of 46.3°C recorded at Ganganagar (Rajasthan) in the country.
    • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

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Weather warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 02 May (Day 1): Heat wave conditions very likely at a few places with severe heat wave at isolated places over Odisha; Heat wave very likely at isolated places over Punjab, West Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Gangetic West Bengal and Kerala.
  • Thunderstorm accompanied with squall/hail likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall likely at isolated places over Bihar. Dust/thunderstorm likely at isolated places over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
  • 03 May (Day 2): Heat wave conditions very likely at a few places with severe heat wave at isolated places over Odisha; Heat wave very likely at isolated places over West Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Kerala. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall/hail likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall likely at isolated places over Jammu division of Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar and Jharkhand. Dust/thunderstorm likely at isolated places over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
  • 04 May (Day 3): No heat wave warning. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall/hail likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall likely at isolated places over Jammu division of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. Dust/thunderstorm likely at isolated places over Rajasthan.
  • 05 May (Day 4): No heat wave warning. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall/hail likely at  isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim. Heavy rain likely at isolated places over Kerala.
  • 06 May (Day 5): No heat wave warning. Heavy rain likely at isolated places over Kerala.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 02 to 8th 3 May 2016 forecasted  (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from  ttp://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower would occur over plains of northwest, central, east and Peninsula India, Western Himalayan region and northeastern states. (Fig. 2).

Agricultural activities  (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
Andhra Pradesh
Severe heat wave condition prevailed  over  many parts in the districts of East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and in the districts of Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa and Kurnool of Rayalaseema. The highest maximum temperature of 45.0°C was recorded at Jangamaheswarapuram and Anantapur.
Contingency measure:

  • Groundnut: Farmers who had taken summer groundnut, there is possibility of incidence of sucking pests in 15-30 days groundnut crop. To control spray monocrotophos @ 1.6 ml./lt. of water and farmers who are taking of summer sowings should select varieties like Dharani, TAG-24 and go for seed treatment with Mancozeb @ 3 g/kilo of seed.
  • Sugarcane: Under present weather conditions sucking pests may attack the crop, these pests can manage by spraying with endosolphon or acephate 2 gm per litre of water. Under present weather mites may attack the crop, this can be managed by spraying with 3 grams of water soluble sulphur per litre of water.
  • Cotton: Now the cotton crop is at boll formation stage. To control spray rogar @ 2 ml. or imidachloprid @ 0.25ml. or thiodicorb @ 0.2 g/lt. of water.
  • Mango: Light irrigation may be provided through drip or check basin method. Spraying of the potassium nitrate @10g/lit is recommended at early hours. Mulching of the tree basin with organic mulch to conserve the moisture.
  • Sweet Orange: Spraying of calcium carbonate on the fruits@ 10-15 g/lit is recommended to avoid the sun scorching and direct radiation effect on the fruits. Light irrigation may be provided through drip or check basin method. Spraying of the potassium nitrate @10g/lit is recommended at early hours. Mulching of the tree basin with organic mulch to conserve the moisture.
  • Banana: Cover the fruit bunch/peduncle with flag leaf to avoid the direct incidence of the sunrays/ to avoid the scorching effect. Light irrigation may be provided through drip or check basin method. Spraying of the potassium nitrate @10g/lit is recommended at early hours. Mulching of the tree basin with organic mulch to conserve the moisture.
  • Cattle: As the temperatures increased avoid the grazing of animals during hot time. Wash the animals daily in the evening. Provide good thatched sheds for cooling. Increase the frequency of drinking water facility. Provide ragi and horsegram malts Avoid grazing the animals during hot time.


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

Updated on 03-05-2016 05:35 PM

Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014