Weather Based Agro Advisory


Cold Wave/Day and Fog Watch

  • Moderate fog observed at isolated places over Delhi and Tripura; shallow to moderate fog at isolated places over Punjab and East Uttar Pradesh. The visibility observed < 200 M at Kailashahar and Delhi (PLM); < 500M at Amritsar, Delhi (Sfd) and Bahraich during morning hours of today.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations  

  • Rain/snow occurred at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir and at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh. Rain occurred at isolated places over Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Lakshadweep.
  • Yesterday minimum temperatures were observed < 5.0°C at most places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh; < 10.0°C at most places over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar; at many places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Northeastern states; at a few places over Rajasthan and Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh.
  • Minimum temperature departures as on 22.01.2017: Minimum temperatures were below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. They were markedly above normal (5.1°C and above) at Andaman & Nicobar Islands; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over West Madhya Pradesh; at a few places over Punjab and Rajasthan and at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Tamilnadu & Puducherry, Kerala, Coastal Karnataka and Konkan & Goa; at a few places over East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Lakshadweep, Rayalaseema and Madhya Maharashtra and at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and near normal over rest of the country.
  • The lowest minimum temperature of 5.7°C recorded at Ganganagar (West Rajasthan) in the plains of the country.
  • Maximum temperature departures as on 22.01.2017: Maximum temperature were markedly above normal (5.0°C or more) at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Uttarakhand, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Gujarat region; at a few places over Madhya Pradesh, Konkan & Goa and Coastal Karnataka; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Punjab; at many places over Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Saurashtra & Kutch, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Odisha and Telangana; at a few places over West Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat state, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Karnataka and Kerala and at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and Telangana. They were below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Lakshadweep and at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • The lowest maximum temperature of 20.0°C recorded at Najibabad (West Uttar Pradesh) in the plains of the country.

Weather warning for next 5 days

  • 23 January (Day 1): No weather warning.
  • 24 January (Day 2): Heavy rain/snow very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Nicobar Islands.
  • 25 January (Day 3): Heavy rain/snow very likely at a few places with very heavy at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir; heavy to very heavy at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and heavy over Uttarakhand. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, northern parts of East Rajasthan and Tamilnadu & Puducherry. Thunderstorm/squall very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, north Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh.
  • 26 January (Day 4): Heavy rain/snow very likely at a few places with very heavy at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh; heavy to very heavy at isolated places over Uttarakhand. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, northern parts of East Rajasthan and Tamilnadu & Puducherry. Thunderstorm/squall very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, north Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh.
  • 27 January (Day5): No weather warning.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 23 to 29 January 2017 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower would occur over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Lakshadweep. (Fig. 2).

Agricultural activities
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 29.5 to 32.8 °C and 13.2 to 16.0 °C, respectively.
Contingency measures:

  • Mango and Cashew: For control of mango hoppers spraying may be done on new vegetative flush of mango of 25% cypermethrin @ 4 ml per 10 lit of water or 20% fenvelerate @ 5 ml per 10 lit. of water or 2.8% decamethrin @ 9 ml per 10 lit.
  • If the incidence of cashew stem and root borer (CSRB) is noticed in cashew, remove the grubs from the holes with the help of 15 mm chisel and apply Chloropyriphos 20 EC @ 10 ml per litre of water on the stem (swabbing) and pour remaining solution around the stem near to the roots
  • It is necessary to protect new emerging flush of cashew from tea mosquito bug as well as leaf minor, by spraying it with monocrotophos 36% (15 ml in 10 lit. of water) or profenophos 15% (10 ml. in 10 lit. of water) or lambda cyhellothrin 5% (6 ml in 10 lit. in water)
  • Coconut, Arecanut: Spraying the FYM pits with 0.2 % Carbaryl for control of adults and grubs of rhinoceros beetle
  • To control red palm weevil affected coconut, fill the holes made by RPW with 10 per cent Carbaryl dust and sand mixture. Prepare a slanting hole with the help of screw drill about 1 m height from ground level on tree trunk and pour about 20 ml of 36 % Monocrotophos or 20% Chlorphyriphos + 20 ml water with the help of plastic funnel in the hole and close the hole with the help of cement
  • Vegetable: If incidence of hopper, aphids and thrips is observed in rabi vegetable nursery viz., brinjal, tomato, cabbage, chilli, knol knol etc., spray Malathion @ 20 ml or Dimethoate @ 12 ml per 10 liter of water
  • Goats/ Milch animals: Provide clean and hygienic drinking water and nutritious fodder and concentrates to farm animal Planting of binneal forage crops like paragrass, napier, gajraj etc is advocated Protect the animals/poultry birds from low temperature by providing curtains and electric bulbs as per the nee.


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

Updated on 23-01-2017 05:35 PM

Weather Based Agro Advisory 2014