Weather Based Agro Advisory

Daily Rainfall Situation

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Monsoon Watch

  • Thunderstorm has been observed at isolated places over Kerala and Lakshadweep during past 24 hours.

Main Weather Observations

  • Rain/thundershowers have occurred at many places over Kerala & Tamilnadu; at a few places over Lakshadweep and at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Meghalaya, South Interior Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Weather remains dry over rest of the country.
  • The amounts of rainfall (in cm 1 or more) recorded at 0830hours IST of today are: Tuticorin-6; Amini Divi & Kanniyakumari-4each; Madurai-3; Pamban, Coimbatore, Cochin, Minicoy and Udhagamandalam-1each.
  • Minimum temperatures are above normal by 2-4°C at many places over Rajasthan, Gujarat States and Madhya Pradesh; at a few places over Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. They are below normal by 2-5°C at many places over Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra; at a few places Odisha and Assam & Meghalaya and at isolated places over Saurashtra & Kutch, Madhya Pradesh &Chhattisgarh and near normal over rest of the country.
  • Kalpana-1: Cloud imagery of 0830 hours IST shows convective clouds over most parts of north & central Arabian Sea and over some parts of Gujarat state, southeast Arabian Sea, Comorin area, Tamilnadu, east central& south Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. Low/medium clouds are seen outside Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Vidarbha

Figure:1.Latest available satellite picture as on 30th October 2014 at 0230 Hrs (IST). Figure: 2.. Precipitation forecast for 30th to 7th November 2014 (Source: NOAA NCEP).

Weather Forecast for next 3 days (upto 0830 hours IST of 2ndNovember, 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. 30th October to 7th November 2014 (Fig.2). Rain/thundershowers would occur at many places over Saurashtra & Kutch, south & coastal Tamilnadu and Kerala.

Weather Warning during next 3 days

  • 30 October (Day 1): Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over south Tamilnadu and Kerala.
  • Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Gujarat coast.
  • 31 October (Day 2): Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over Saurashtra & Kutch.
  • Squally wind speed reaching 4050kmph gusting 60 kmph would prevail along and off Gujarat coast.
  • Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Gujarat coast.
  • 01 November (Day 3): Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over coastal Tamilnadu

Agricultural activities

  • Dry weather prevailed in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state during past few days. Maximum temperature was 0.6 °C above normal and the minimum temperature was 2.4°C above normal. Agricultural operations like field preparations are under way for rabi sowings, harvesting/threshing of soybean, green pod harvesting of clusterbean intercrop in cotton underway. Plant protection measures in cotton (sap sucking pest) and castor (semilooper). Vegetable cultivation initiated, weeding of established plantations and protective (sprinkler) irrigations are underway in rainfed cotton crops are in progress. Moderate intensity of sap sucking in cotton and semilooper castor crop was noticed.
  • Light rainfall received in Assam state during past few days. The daily average maximum temperature was 30.3°C which is 0.2°C above normal and the average daily minimum temperature was 18.9°C which is 1.1°C above normal for the week. Agricultural operations like intercultural operations, spraying of pesticides in sali rice and land preparation for sowing of rapeseed, mustard and potato crops are in progress. Low intensity of gundhi bug in sali rice was noticed.
  • Light rainfall received in Jharkhand state during past few days. Maximum and minimum temperature ranged between 25.0 to 30.0°C and 12.6 to 17.2ºC, respectively. Agricultural operations like land preparation for linseed, field pea and mustard. Intercultural operation in toria, harvesting of early paddy and harvesting of timely sown kharif green gram, black gram and groundnut crops are in progress. No pests and diseases were noticed.

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

Updated on 30-10-2014 06:08 PM