Weather Based Agro Advisory


  • Monsoon Watch (IMD)

    • The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Lat. 5.0°N/ Long.86.0°E, Lat. 8.0°N/ Long. 87.0°E, Lat.13.0°N / Long. 91.0°E and Lat. 16.0°N / Long. 95.0°E.
    • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

    Heat Wave Watch (IMD)

    • Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions prevailed at isolated places over West Rajasthan, Odisha, Vidarbha and Telangana.

    Thunderstorm Watch (IMD)

    • Thunderstorm observed at a few places over Odisha and Bihar and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Tamilnadu, East Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh from 0830 hours IST yesterday to 0830 hrs IST of today.

    Main Weather Observations (IMD)

    • Rain/snow occurred at most places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand. Rain/thunderstorm occurred at most places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; at many places over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Lakshadweep area, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim; at a few places over Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Konkan & Goa, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at isolated places over Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam & Meghalaya.
    • On 24.05.2016: Minimum temperatures are appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at isolated places over Vidarbha & Telangana; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Saurashtra & Kutch; at many places over Gujarat region, Coastal Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu & Kerala; at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir, West Rajasthan, Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Rayalaseema &Lakshadweep; at isolated places over south Madhya Pradesh. They are appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; at many places over Bihar & Chhattisgarh; at a few places over East Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan & north Madhya Pradesh; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Punjab; at a few places over West Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha near normal over rest of the country.
    • On 23.05.2016: Maximum temperatures were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at isolated places Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Assam & Meghalaya, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala; above normal (1.6°C to3.0°C) at a few places over Rajasthan, rest Odisha, rest Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Saurashtra & Kutch, Chhattisgarh and Tamilnadu; at isolated places over Maharashtra, Telangana, rest sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim. They were appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh and; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi.
    • The highest maximum temperatures of 46.0°C recorded at Titlagarh (Odisha) in the country.

    Weather warning during next 5 days (IMD)

    • 24 May (Day1): Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over interior Odisha, Vidarbha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh &Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, interior Odisha, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
    • 25 May (Day 2): Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over interior Odisha, Vidarbha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, Kerala & Lakshadweep. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal & interior Odisha.
    • 26 May (Day 3): No Heat wave Warning. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala & Lakshadweep.
    • 27 May (Day 4): No Heat wave Warning. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Coastal Karnataka & Kerala.
    • 28 May (Day 5): No Heat wave Warning. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Coastal Karnataka & Kerala.
    • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 24 to 31 May 2016forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from ttp://monsoondata.org/wx2/)rain/thundershower would occur over western Himalayan region, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh& Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal & Sikkim, Kerala and Tamilnadu and northeastern states. (Fig. 2).

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Agricultural activities (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
Jharkhand
Weather condition:
            Cloudy weather and light rainfall has been received in Ranchi region of Jharkhand state during this week. Daily Maximum and minimum temperatures are in the range of 33.2 to 40.3°C and 22.5 to 25.3 ºC respectively.
Contingency measure:

  • Rice: Timely transplanted crop is at grain filling stage, and this stage is sensitive of moisture stress. Hence, maintain the water level in the field.
  • Ginger/ Turmeric: Farmers, who are going to cultivate ginger or turmeric are advised to prepare the land and sow the seed immediately. Before sowing, a light irrigation is needed in case of deficit soil moisture. The improved and recommended variety of ginger is Bardhwan, Suruchi, Nadiya, Suprabha etc. and of turmeric is Rajendra Sonia. After sowing, mulch the field with straw/leaves etc. which not only reduces weeds but also conserve soil moisture. 8 quintal seeds along with 80 quintal compost or cow dung manure, 80 kg Urea, 120 kg SSP (Single Super Phosphate) and 40 kg Muriate of Potash are required for cultivation in one acre. Apply full dose of compost and Muriate of Potash and half dose of Urea and S.S.P. at the time of final field preparation. Remaining part of Urea and S.S.P. should be applied after 60 and 90 days of sowing in two split doses. Seeds may be sown at a spacing of 10 cm (plant to plant) and 40 cm (row to row). Before sowing, seeds must be treated with fungicide. For seed treatment 2 gm of Bavistin mix in 1 litre of water and seeds may be soaked for one hour in the solution.
  • Vegetable: Irrigate different vegetables at the regular interval. Before irrigation, weeding is essential.
  • Cattle: There is possibility of attack of Heat stroke in animals due to prevailing high day temperature. Hence, animals should be protected against intense heat and should not allow them to expose in sunlight during noon and avail fresh and plenty of water for drinking. If the animals suffering with heat stroke, they should be allow to bath, keep ice cube on their nose and head, and in extreme case, the medicine Avil should be injected @ 10 ml for adult, 5 ml for kids and 2 ml for goat.
  • Green Manuring: To increase the soil fertility of Rice field, farmers may sow the green manure crops like Sunhamp, Dhaincha etc. The seed rate of both crop is 20-25 kg per acre.

Fruit trees: Select the suitable place for plantation of different fruit seedlings in rainy season and prepare/dug the pit and maintain the distance between pits as per requirement of fruit tree.

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

Updated on 24-05-2016 05:35 PM

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