Weather Based Agro Advisory


Significant Weather Features (IMD)

  • Thunderstorm occurred at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Bihar, West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamilnadu and Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today.
  • Yesterday, severe heat wave conditions were prevailing at many places over Punjab; at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Rajasthan; heat wave conditions at a few places over Vidarbha and at isolated places over Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations (IMD)

  • Rain/snow occurred at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand. Rain occurred at most places over Assam & Meghalaya; at many places over West Bengal & Sikkim, Nagaland. Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and at isolated places over south Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Yesterday, maximum temperature (45.0°C or more) was observed at Chandrapur 46.2°C, Banda 46.0°C, Ganganagar 45.8°C, Orai & Churu 45.0°C each; Nagpur & Narnaul 45.3°C each; Khajuraho 45.°C ; Wardha & Bramhapuri 45.2°C each.
  • Maximum temperature departures as on 19.04.2017: Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at most places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Rayalaseema and Tamilnadu & Puducherry and at isolated places over Madhya Maharashtra and Telangana; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Marathwada, Interior Karnataka; at many places over Gujarat state, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh; at a few places over Konkan & Goa and at isolated places over West Bengal & Sikkim and Coastal Andhra Pradesh; They were appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) over Assam & Meghalaya.The Highest maximum temperature of 46.2°C recorded at Chandrapur (Vidarbha) in the country.
  • Minimum temperature departures as on 20.04.2017: Minimum temperatures are markedly above normal (5.1°C & more) at most places over Jammu & Kashmir; at many places over Uttarakhand, Punjab and Rajasthan; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Madhya Pradesh; at many places over East Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand; at a few places over Gujarat region; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Arunachal Pradesh, Saurashtra & Kutch, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu & Pudducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand; at a few places Kerala, interior Karnataka, Odisha, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Marathawada and near normal over rest parts of the country.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 20 April (Day 1): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand and Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha. Heat wave conditions very likely at a few places with severe at isolated places over Punjab. Heat wave conditions very likely at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
  • 21 April (Day 2): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at a few places over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha. Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
  • 22 April (Day 3): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at a few places over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh. Heavy to very heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
  • 23 April (Day 4) Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Bihar. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal & Sikkim. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
  • 24 April (Day 5): Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 20 to 27 April 2017 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower may occur over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Bihar, West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamilnadu and Northeastern State. (Fig. 2).

  • Agricultural activities (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
    Konkan region of Maharashtra
    Weather condition:
    Dry weather prevailed in Konkan region of Maharashtra state during past few days. The maximum and minimum temperature ranged from 32.2 to 35.7 °C and 16.0 to 23.4 °C, respectively
    Contingency measure:

    • Harvesting of ripened Mango & Cashew is in Progress.
    • Summer ploughing in orchards and tree trunks cleaning etc 

    Vegetables: Apply irrigation to summer vegetables during early morning or in evening. Protect the summer vegetables from temperature.


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

Updated on 20-04-2017 05:35 PM

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