Weather Based Agro Advisory


  • Northeast Monsoon Watch

    • Northeast monsoon was weak over south peninsular India during past 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rain occurred at many places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands with extremely heavy at a few places.
    • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

    Fog Watch

    • Visibility observed 25 M at Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Patiala, Chandigarh, Bareilly, Meerut, Agra, Lucknow, Fatehgarh, Bahraich, Gaya and Pantnagar. 50 M atHissar, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Kanpur, Barabanki, Delhi(PLM), SatnaGwaliar, Dehri and Bhagalpur. 200 M at Sultanpur, Varanasi, Delhi (Sfd), Jaisalmer, Fursatganj, Umaria, Jabalpur, Datia, Jhansi and Kailashahar during morning hours of today

    Main Weather Observations

    Rainfall: Rainfall occurred at mostplaces over Andaman & Nicobar islands and at isolated places over Tamilnadu & Puducherry, Kerala and Rayalaseema. The amount of rainfall (1cm or more) recorded at 0830 hours IST of today are :Long Islands­23; Port Blair­22; Nancowry­6; Car Nicobar­5; Hut­Bay­3 and Mayabandar­1.
    Minimum temperature: Minimum temperatures are markedly below normal (­5.0°C or less)at isolated places over Odisha; below normal (­1.6°C to ­3.0°C)at many places over Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra and at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh and Konkan & Goa. They are markedly above normal (5.0°C or more)at isolated places over West Rajasthan; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C)at a few places over Himachal Pradesh and at isolated places over Jammu  Kashmir, Sub­ Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Punjab; at a few places over Uttarakhand, East Rajasthan, Gangetic West Bengal, South Interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu & Pudducherry and at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Assam & Meghalaya, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and near normal over rest of the country. The lowest minimum temperature of 6.0°C recorded at Narnaul (Haryana) in the plains f the country.
    Maximum temperature: Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.0°C or more) at most places over West Rajasthan and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at a few places over Saurashtra & Kutch, Sub­ Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Assam & Meghalaya and at isolated places over East Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Gujarat region and Coastal Andhra Pradesh; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Uttrakhand, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, South Interior Karnataka and Tamilnadu & Puducherry; at a few places over Gangetic West Bengal and at isolated places over Punjab, West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Konkan & Goa, Telangana, Rayalaseema and Kerala. They were markedly below normal (­5.0°C or less) at most places over East Uttar Pradesh; at many places over West Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places over northeast Madhya Pradesh and west Bihar; appreciably below normal (­3.1°C to ­5.0°C)at many places over Andaman &Nicobar Islands and at a few places over rest Bihar and near normal over rest of the country.
    Weather warning for next 5 days

    • 08 December (Day 1): Heavy to very heavy rain very likely at a few places over Andaman Islands and heavy at isolated places over Nicobar Islands. Squally wind speed reaching 45­55 kmph gusting 65 kmph very likely around Andaman Islands & adjoining sea areas during next 24 hours and Nicobar Islands & adjoining sea areas during next 12 hours. Fisherman are advised not to venture into the sea along & off Andaman Islands & adjoining sea areas during next 24 hours and Nicobar Islands & adjoining sea areas during next 12 hours. Sea condition very likely to be rough to very rough along & off Andaman Islands & adjoining sea areas during next 24 hours and Nicobar Islands & adjoining sea areas during next 12 hours. Dense to very dense fog very likely at a few places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and northeast Rajasthan and dense at isolated places over East Uttar Pradeshand Bihar.
    • 09 December (Day 2): Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Dense to very dense fog very likely at a few places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and northeast Rajasthan. Fisherman are advised not to venture into the ea along & off Andhra Pradesh coast from 10th December 2016. The fishermen out at sea are advised to return to the coast by 10th December 2016.
    • 10 December (Day 3): Dense to very dense fog very likely at a few places over Uttar Pradesh and dense fog at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Bihar. Fisherman is advised not to venture into the sea along & off Andhra Pradesh coast. The fishermen out at sea are advised o return to the coast by 10th December 2016. Sea condition very likely to be rough to very rough along & off Andhra Pradesh coast.
    • 11 December (Day ): Heavy very likely at a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh with isolated very heavy falls at isolated places over north Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Squally wind speed reaching 40­50 kmph gusting 60 kmph very likely along & off Andhra Pradesh coast from 11th December night. Fisherman are advised not to venture into the sea along & off Andhra Pradesh coast. Sea condition very likely to be rough to very rough along & off Andhra Pradesh Coast.
    • 12 December(Day 5): Heavy very likely at a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh with isolated very heavy falls at isolated places over north Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Squally wind speed reaching 40­50 kmph gusting 60 kmph very likely along & off Andhra Pradesh coast. Fisherman is advised not to venture into the sea along & off Andhra Pradesh coast. Sea condition very likely to be rough to very rough along & off Andhra Pradesh coast.
    • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 08 to 15 December  2016 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower would occur over Orissa and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. (Fig. 2).

Agricultural activities
Tamil Nadu
Weather condition:
                          Dry weather prevailed in Tamilnadu state during past few days.  The maximum temperature and minimum temperature ranged between 23-30°C
Contingency measures:

  • Rice -Vegetative -Incidence of stem borer and leaf folder is noticed in the crop at vegetative stage. Release Trichogramma japonicum for stem borer and Trichogramma chilonis for leaf folder thrice @ 1,00,000/ ha. Spray Bacillus thuringiensis 1 kg/ ha.
  • Cotton - Squaring stage- In the prevailing weather having high cloud cover, light to moderate rainfall and high humidity there is incidence of leaf hopper in cotton. For controlling this pest spray imidachloprid 200 SL @ 100 ml/ ha or Fipronil 5% SC @1500-2000 ml/ha. -Spotted boll worm incidence is noticed in cotton, for controlling this pest, spray indoxacarb 14.5% SC 500 ml/ ha or Profenofos 50% EC 1500- 2000 ml/ ha.
  • Maize -Vegetative stage -Topdressing of 25% of recommended dose of nitrogen @ 33.7 kg (73.3 kg of urea) for varieties and 62.5 kg of nitrogen (135.8 kg urea) for hybrids on 45th- 50th days old crop under irrigated condition. -Under rainfed maize topdress of 30 kg nitrogen/ ha (65 kg Urea) for red soil, 20 kg nitrogen/ ha (43.5 kg Urea) for blacksoil during the tasseling stage with optimum soil moisture.
  • Pulses -Flowering stage In the prevailing weather condition, tobacco catterpillar (Spodoptera litura) is observed in pulses, for controlling this pest, spray imidachloprid 17.8 SL @ 100- 125 ml/ ha or spray insecticides like chlorpyriphos 20 EC @1 lit/ha or neem oil @ 3%. -The expected weather having high cloud cover, light to moderate rainfall and high humidity is conducive for the incidence of thrips. The affected plants show symptoms of crinkling and upward curling of leaves and elongation of petiole. For controlling this pest spray imidachloprid 3 ml/ 10 l of water.
  • Cattle and goat -Deworming The expected weather having high cloud cover, light to moderate rainfall and high humidity is conducive for liver fluke worm in cattle and sheep. To control give deworming dose after consulting the local veterinary doctor.




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

Updated on 08-12-2016 05:35 PM

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