Weather Based Agro Advisory

Significant weather observations (IMD)

  • Dense fog has observed at isolated places over east Bihar and Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam and shallow to moderate fog at isolated places over Delhi and Tripura in the morning hours of today.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations (IMD)

  • Very light rain has occurred at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and weather remained dry over rest of the country.
  • Minimum temperatures are below normal (1.6 to 3.0°C) at many places over Konkan & Goa and Rayalaseema; at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Saurashtra and Kutch appreciably above normal (3.1 to 5.0°C) at many places over Coastal Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal; above normal (1.6 to 3.0°C) at most places over Jharkhand; at a few places over East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, northeastern states and Coastal Andhra Pradesh and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and near normal rest of the country.
  • The lowest minimum temperature of 3.6°C has recorded at Narnaul (Haryana).

Weather warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 03 February (Day 1): Dense fog very likely at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, west Assam and Tripura.
  • 04 February (Day 2): Dense fog very likely at isolated places over west Assam and Tripura.
  • 05, 06 and 07 February (Day 3): No weather warning.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 3 to 10 February  2016 forecasted  (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from rain/thundershower would occur over northwest India and northeastern states. (Fig. 2).

Agricultural activities  (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
Weather condition           
            Dry and cool weather prevailing in the Mohanpur region of West Bengal state during past few days. Maximum temperature ranged between 21.0 to 24.6 °C and minimum temperature ranged between 6.5 to 10.5 °C.
Contingency measure

  • Boro rice: Start transplanting of rice at 20×15 cm spacing. Ensure 5 cm standing water in the field during transplanting. If the soil is zinc deficient, apply 2 kg zincsulphate per bigha of land.
  • Potato: In this weather condition, occurrence of late blight is being reported from many areas. Farmers are advised to keep a close observation. To control the disease, apply 2.0 gm Dimethomorf + 1.0 gm Mancozeb per lt of water. If required, apply the same again after 10 to 12 days.
  • Wheat: Tillering stage keep the field weed free. For timely sown crop, apply irrigation during panicle initiation. For late sown crop, specially, after 20th December, apply 1st top dressing.
  • All gourd: Vegetative stage due to forecasted weather condition, attack of downy-mildew may be prevalent. Apply 2 gm Crilaxyl or Ridomil per lt of water during late afternoon.

(Source:Email:, CRIDA, Hyderabad )

Updated on 03-02-2016 05:35 PM

Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014