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Monsoon Watch

  • Conditions continue to be favourable for the withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some parts of northwest India during next 24 hours.
  • Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was vigorous over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Gangetic West Bengal and Chhattisgarh; active over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Odisha and Jharkhand.

Main Weather Observations

  • Rain/thundershowers occurred at most places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura; Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam & Meghalaya and many places over north Odisha; at a few places over Tamilnadu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Konkan & Goa. Weather remained mainly dry over rest parts of the country.
  • The amounts of rainfall (2 cm or more) recorded at 0830 hours IST of today are: Goalpara-34; Cooch Behar-23; Dhubri-21; Cherrapunji-15; Guwahati and Majbat-11 each; Pudduchery-9; Pasighat-7;Jharsuguda and Malda-6 each; Tezpur, Balurghat, Hirakud and Vellore-5 each; Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Kolkata(Alipore), Uluberia, Sundergarh and Puri-4 each; Shillong, Shantiniketan, Diamond Harbour, Purnea, Canning, Haldia and Chennai-3 each; Gorakhpur, North Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Panagarh, Bankura, Kolkata(Dumdum), Sambalpur-2 each.
  • Minimum temperatures are above normal by 2-3°C at a few places over Tamilnadu; at isolated places over Odisha, Vidarbha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. They are below normal by 2-4°C at a few places over Himachal Pradesh, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and at isolated places over Rajasthan and near normal over rest parts of the country.
  • Kalpana1: Cloud imagery of 0830 hours IST of today shows convective clouds over some parts of Bihar, West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, Tripura, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, south interior Karnataka, north Tamilnadu, northwest, west central & southeast Bay of Bengal. Low/medium clouds are seen over rest parts of the country outside Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Figure:1. Latest available satellite picture as on 19th September 2014 at 0230 Hrs (IST). Figure: 2. Precipitation forecast for 22th to 30th September 2014 (Source: NOAA NCEP)

Weather Forecast for next 3 days (upto 0830 hours IST of 25th September, 2014)

  • Latest available satellite picture (Fig.1) indicates the current cloud condition across Indian region.
  • The climate outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 22nd to 30th September 2014 (Fig.2). Heavy rainfall would occur over Assam & Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, South Interior Karnataka and Interior Tamilnadu.

Weather Warning during next 3 days

  • 22 September (Day 1): Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim.
  • Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Interior Tamilnadu and South Interior Karnataka.
  • 23 September (Day 2): Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya.
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and South Interior Karnataka.
  • 24 September (Day 3): Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Assam &Meghalaya.
  • Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Interior Tamilnadu.

Agricultural activities

  • Light rainfall occurred over isolated places in Tamil Nadu state during past few days. The maximum temperature was appreciably above normal and remains normal and minimum temperature was above normal at few places and remains normal. Agricultural operations like ploughing of field, picking of chillies, application of FYM and sowing of cotton is in progress. Low to moderate intensity of eriophyid mite, rhinoceros beetle, wilt & red palm weevil in coconut, anthracnose and fruit borer in chilli and fruit borer in bhindi & tomato was noticed.
  • Light rainfall received in Kerala state during past few days. The maximum temperature ranged from 29.8°C to 31.7°C and minimum temperature ranged from 22.6°C to 23.9°C. Agricultural operations like weeding and manuring plants are in progress. Moderate intensity of sheath blight in paddy, quick wilt in pepper, pseudostem weevil in banana, leaf fall in nutmeg, aphids in vegetables, mahali in arecanut and mite in coconut was noticed.
  • Light to moderate rainfall received in Rajasthan state during past few days. The maximum temperature was ranges from 26.5 to 30.1°C with mean value of 28.7°C which was below normal by 2.3°C and minimum temperature was ranged from 20.1 to 23.1°C with mean value of 21.4°C was above normal by 0.4°C. Agricultural operations like bird watching in maize and sorghum, picking of pods in pulses crops are in progress. No pests and diseases were noticed.

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

Updated on 22-09-2014 05:30 PM