Weather Based Agro Advisory

Significant Weather Features (IMD)

  • A fresh trough of low at mean sea level lies over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Srilanka & equatorial Indian Ocean.
  • The other trough of low at mean sea level over Maldives, Lakshadweep area now extends from southeast Arabian Sea to eastcentral Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra Coast.
  • The low pressure area over Malay peninsula & neighbourhood persists. Associated cyclonic circulation now extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level. The low pressure area is likely to emerge into Andaman Sea & neighbourhood during next 48 hours and likely to become more marked subsequently.
  • Northeast monsoon remained active over Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Rayalaseema.
  • Heavy to very heavy rain occurred at isolated places over Tamilnadu. Heavy rain occurred at isolated places over Kerala and Coastal Andhra Pradesh from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today.
  • Very dense fog Observed at many places over Punjab and at isolated places over North Rajasthan and Tamilnadu; Moderate to Dense fog at isolated places over Haryana.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations (IMD)

  • Rainfall occurred at most places over Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Lakshadweep. At many places over Kerala, Rayalaseema and South Interior Karnataka. At a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Maximum temperature departures as on 05.11.2017: Maximum temperatures were above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Bihar and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gangetic West Bengal, East Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Konkan & Goa; at a few places over Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Odisha and Coast Karnataka and at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim. They were below normal (1.6° C to 3.0°C) at many places over Rayalaseema; at a few places over Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Punjab and at isolated places over Gujarat, Madhya Maharashtra and West Madhya Pradesh and near normal over rest parts of the country.
  • Minimum temperature departures as on 06.11.2017: Minimum temperatures are above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, West Rajasthan & West Madhya Pradesh; at a few places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal Sikkim and at isolated places over Punjab, East Rajasthan, Gujarat region, East Uttar Pradesh, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka & Kerala. They are below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Vidarbha; at a few places over South Interior Karnataka and at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Maharashtra and near normal over rest parts of the country.
  • The lowest minimum temperature of 10.8°C recorded at Adilabad (Telangana) in the plains of the country.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 06 November (Day 1): Heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places very likely over Tamilnadu & Puducherry and heavy rain at isolated places over Kerala. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning at isolated places very likely over Kerala. Dense to very dense fog very likely at isolated places in the morning hours over Punjab, western parts of Haryana and north Rajasthan.
  • 07 November (Day 2): Heavy rain at isolated places likely over Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Kerala. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning at isolated places very likely over Kerala. Dense to very dense fog very likely at isolated places in the morning hours over Punjab, western parts of Haryana and north Rajasthan.
  • 08 November (Day 3): Heavy rain at isolated places likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Dense to very dense fog very likely at isolated places in the morning hours over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and north Rajasthan and moderate to dense fog very likely at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh.
  • 09 November (Day 4): Heavy rain at isolated places likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • 10 November (Day 5): No weather warning.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e 06 to 12 November 2017 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower may occur over Rayalaseema, South Interior & Coastal Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamilnadu & Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and North Eastern States. (Fig. 2).

Agricultural activities (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
Vidarbha region
Weather condition:
Dry weather prevailed in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state during past few days. Maximum temperature across the week was 0.2°C below normal and the minimum temperature was 2.1°C below normal.

  • Contingency measure:

    • Undertake harvesting of matured sorghum (western Vidarbha) and early rice (eastern Vidarbha). Under late condition, chickpea (small seeded Aakash, ICCV 10, medium seeded Jaki 9218, Digvijay and for kabuli chickpea PKV Kabuli 2, PKV Kabuli 4 , Phule Krupa, Virat) can be sown preferably with BBF layout under irrigated condition latest by November 15. To avoid incidence of seed/seedling rot, seed treatment with Trichoderma (biocontrol-fungi) @ 4.0 g/kg seed and for better crop nutrition seed inoculation with biofertilizers rhizobium and PSB each @ 25 g/kg seed is advisable.
    • With excess light energy period coupled with soil moisture limitation/high day time temperature, leaf reddening may appear in cotton during boll development. To manage leaf-reddening in cotton undertake foliar spray of 2kg DAP+1kg Magnesium Sulphate or 1 kg Potassium Nitrate in 100 litres of water. Normal sowing time for irrigated wheat (AKW-3722, HD-2380, HD-2189, AKW-1071) is first fortnight of November.
    • Mustard (Pusa bold, ACN-9) can be sown up to first week of November. In pigeonpea to control pod fly/ pod borer undertake first spray at bud initiation to 50% flowering stage of Neem seed extract 5% or Quinolphos 25% @ 28 ml or Ethion 50% @20 ml in 10 litres of water followed by subsequent two sprays at 15 days interval of (1) Emamectin benzoate 5% SG @ 4.5g or Indoxacarb 15.8% EC @ 6.7ml or Chlorantraniliprole 18.5% SC 3.0 or Spinosad 45% EC@ 2.5 to 3.25 ml and (2) Lufenuron 5.4% EC @ 12.0ml or Lambda-cyhalothrin 5%EC @ 8 to 10 ml orChlorantraniliprole 9.3%+ Lambda-cyhalothrin 4.6%EC@ 4.0 ml in 10 litres of water. Avoid pod picking till 10 days after insecticidal spray.
    • Transplanting of cabbage and cauliflower, and seed sowing of radish, carrot, leafy vegetables and onion nursery can be initiated during this period. Staking of mriga bahar laden fruit trees of mandarin orange and basin mulching/timely irrigation is advisable.
    • Farm livestock be provided with green forage/sufficient clean water and vaccination of farm livestock for FMD is advisable.

Updated on 06-11-2017 05:35 PM