Weather Based Agro Advisory


Significant Weather Features (IMD)

  • Heat wave conditions likely to occur over West Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours and over Haryana & West Rajasthan during subsequent 2 days.
  • Thunderstorm occurred at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir and at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh & North Interior Karnataka from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations (IMD)

  • Light rain/snow occurred at many places over Jammu & Kashmir and at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh. Light rain/thunderstorm occurred at isolated places over Meghalaya.
  • Yesterday maximum temperatures > 38.0°C were observed at most places over Vidarbha & Marathawada; at many places over West Madhya Pradesh, Rayalaseema & North Interior Karnataka; at a few places over East Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Jharkhand & Telangana and at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh, West Rajasthan, Gujarat region, Madhya Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal & Odisha.
  • Maximum temperature departures as on 23.03.2017: Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal (> 5.0°C) at most places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; at many places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over rest Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, West Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan & Jharkhand; at a few places over Madhya Pradesh and at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Gujarat, Odisha, Maharashtra & Coastal Karnataka and at isolated places over rest Uttar Pradesh, Telangana & Kerala. They were appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) ) at a few places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Bihar and at isolated places over rest Assam & Meghalaya.
  • The highest maximum Temperature of 41.0°C was recorded at Akola (Vidarbha).
  • Minimum temperature departures as on 24.03.2017: Minimum temperatures are markedly above normal (5.0°C or more) at a few places over Himachal Pradesh and at isolated places over West Rajasthan; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; at many places over Uttar Pradesh; at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir, rest Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and at isolated places over Gujarat region and Coastal Andhra Pradesh; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Bihar; at a few places over Saurashtra & Kutch, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh and at isolated places over Jharkhand, Assam & Meghalaya, Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala. They are appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at isolated places over Tamilnadu; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Rayalaseema and at isolated places over rest Madhya Maharashtra, Andaman Nicobar & Islands and near normal over rest of the country.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 24 March (Day 1): Thunderstorms accompanied with squall/hail very likely at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Assam & Meghalaya. Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh.
  • 25 March (Day 2): Thunderstorms accompanied with squall/hail very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh.
  • 26 March (Day 3): Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over Haryana and West Rajasthan.
  • 27 March (Day 4): Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over Haryana and West Rajasthan.
  • 28 March (Day 5): No Weather Warning.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e.24to 30March 2017forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/)rain/thundershower may occurover Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. (Fig. 2).

  • Agricultural activities (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
    Gujrat
    Weather condition:
    Dry weather prevailed in Gujarat state during past few days. The actual average maximum temperature is 0.6 °C lower and minimum temperature is higher in tune of 0.6 °C as compared to their normal values.
    Contingency measure

    • Late sown wheat should be harvested in early morning as temperature will high at noon time. Complete the sowing of summer pearlmillet. Summer Green gram Select variety like K-851, Gujarat moong-2, Gujarat moong-3, Pusa baisakhi and sowing @ seed rate 20-25 kg /ha. Give seed treatment of Rizobium culture before sowing. Apply 20 kg Nitrogen and 40 kg P2O5 / ha as basal.
    • Maize: maturity: harvest mature cob and store in safe place. Castor: Maturity: Harvest the matured spike in early morning hours and stored in safe place.
    • Carry out sowing of okra, cluster bean and cowpea for summer season vegetables. Transplant brinjal seedling during evening hours.
    • Banana Use of wheat straw as a mulch material (12.5 kg/plant) in banana orchards is useful in increasing the bunch weight and conservation of soil moisture. Due to variable weather farmers are advised to constant monitoring against attack of pest and disease in vegetable crop, if symptom observed then take protection measures as per recommendation when sky remain clear.

    Cattle: Keep indoor at night time. Give dry fodder twice a day. Normal water given for drinking. Vaccination should be done for Brucellosis of cattle there are chances of many infection due to session change. FMD vaccination should be done.


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

Updated on 24-03-2017 05:35 PM

Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014