Weather Based Agro Advisory


Significant Weather Features (IMD)

  • The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Lat.5.0°N/Long. 80.0°E, Lat.8.0°N/Long. 87.0°E, Lat.13.0 °N/ Long. 92.0° E and Lat. 16.0° N/ Long. 95.0° E. On account of the formation of a low pressure area over south east and adjoining central parts of Bay of Bengal, south westerlies are strengthening over the region. Hence, conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon over southern parts of Comorin area, some more parts of southwest, southeast & east central Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours.
  • Thunderstorm occurred at a few places over Kerala and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, East Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, South Interior Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Tamilnadu from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today.
  • Yesterday heat wave conditions were observed at many places over Vidharbha and at isolated places over Telangana.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations (IMD)

  • Rainfall occurred at most places over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar; at many places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Tamilnadu; at a few places over Odisha and South Interior Karnataka and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan and Kerala.
  • Maximum temperature departures as on 24.05.2017: Maximum temperatures were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Chhattisgarh; at a few places over Telangana & Vidharbha and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, West Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra & Kutch and Madhya Maharashtra; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Uttarakhand, Bihar, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka and Marathawada; at a few places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, West Rajasthan, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha & East Madhya Pradesh and at isolated places over East Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Konkan & Goa, Gangetic West Bengal, Tamilnadu and rest Madhya Pradesh. They were below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over rest Assam & Meghalaya & Coastal Andhra Pradesh and at isolated places over North Interior Karnataka and near normal over rest parts of the country. The highest maximum temperature of 47.2°C recorded Chandrapur in (Vidharbha).
  • Minimum temperature departures as on 2505.2017: Minimum temperatures are appreciably above normal ( 3.1°C to 5.0) at many places over Punjab, West Rajasthan, Marathwada, North Interior Karnataka; at a few places over Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat Region; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Vidharbha, Bihar, Assam & Meghalaya and Telangana; at many places over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Saurashtra & Kutch, West Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal & Sikkim, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Maharashtra and Rayalaseema; at a few places over Coastal Karnataka and Tamilnadu and at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. They are below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at isolated places over Odisha and near normal over rest parts of the country.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 25 MAY (Day 1): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Odisha. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Assam & Meghalaya, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, South Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu & Puducherry. Heavy to very heavy at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya and heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Sub Himalaya West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh, Vidharbha, Odisha and Telangana.
  • 26 MAY (Day 2): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Odisha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Coastal Karnataka and South Interior Karnataka. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, South Interior Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Heat wave conditions very likely at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana.
  • 27 May (Day 3): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Tamilnadu & Puducherry. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty wind very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, South Interior Karnataka, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • 28 May (Day 4): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at a few places over Uttar Pradesh. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty wind very likely at isolated places over Kerala. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu & Puducherry.
  • 29 May (Day 5): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 25 May to 02 June 2017 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower may occur over Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, South Interior Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and North Eastern States. (Fig. 2).

  • Agricultural activities (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
    Himachal Pradesh
    Weather condition:
    Light rainfall received in Himachal Pradesh during past few days. Maximum temperature during the week ranged between 30.0 to 34°C which was above normal by 1.3 to 5.6°C and the minimum temperature between 15.5 to 19.5°C which was also above normal by 1 to 2°C. These temperatures are much higher than the last year.
    Contingency measure:

    • Rice nursery: Time is approaching for sowing of Paddy nursery sowing after 20th May.
    • Pulses: Advised to intercultural operation and weed free in moong and mash in irrigated areas advised. In rainfed region ensure proper moisture.
    • Fodder crops & grasslands/pastures: Advised to sowing of fodder maize along with cowpeas and soybean in irrigated areas. Directed to spray glyphosate 1% solutions in the grasslands/pastures having lantana bushes with 2-3 leaves stage. For Ageratum, erigeron, bidens and parthenium in grasslands, spray 2-4-D @ 60 ml in 30 litre of water in one kanal. Ensure spary during morning and evening in low wind conditions. Avoid spray near to crop lands where crop ready for harvest. In mid hill regions one cut of berseem can be taken.
    • Vegetable crops: Advised light irrigation in Vegetables crops after ensuring the rains. Optimum moisture level should be maintained in cucurbitaceous crops by light and frequent irrigation as dry conditions may lead to poor pollination and thus drop in yield of the crop.
    • Poly house agriculture: It is optimum time for nursery sowing of Tomato, Brinjal, chilies and capsicum crops in poly house. Cucurbits plantation may be done in polytubes under the polyhouse.
    • Livestock: cattle, sheep and goat etc.: Monitor the animals for FMD and advised Protect calves against parasites, get them dewormed with piperazine liquid @ 4 ml/kg body weight, first at 10 days of age, then 15 days and then monthly upto three months of age and then quarterly upto one year of age. Vaccination. Ecto-parasite attack is expected in this weather for control spray Butox @ 2ml per litre in cowshed Give mixture of hay & green fodder.
    • Poultry: Make sure to deworm your older flocks every month against round-worms. Temperature is rising above 250C, so ensure proper ventilation in poultry houses. Replace the poultry houses with fresh litter and keep the houses clean and ensure drinking water to the birds. For precautionary measures spray formaline 40% @ 1litre in 9 litres of water in outside or surrounding of farm.
    • Horticulture: If Mango plant hopper may attack, for control spray, BUPROFEZIN 25% SC 1-2 ml per litres of water or DELTAMETHRIN 2.8% EC 0.03 to 05% solution. In litchi fruit borer is appearing for control spray cypermethrin 10 EC @ 1 ml per litre of water at 15 days interval.
    • Tea: Advised picking in tea at 8 days interval to maintain the quality and productivity.
    • Agroforestry: Optimum time for sowing of seeds of babul, subabul, khair, amla and prosopis in polythene bags for raising nursery. The saplings of eucalyptus and bamboo may be transfer to polythene bags.
    • Apiculture: Insert the brood chamber without frame for ensuring aeration. Dust suplhur on sealed brood in the colony and not on larvae to control mites attack on honeybees. Also insert empty frame /combs for egg laying to the queen as the population starts builds up.
    • Fisheries: Maintain water level of five feet. Add supplementary feed (rice/wheat bran & mustard oil cake and rice/wheat bran) @ 2-3% of total fish biomass on daily basis.
    • Floriculture: Transplant the bulbs of gladiolus and rajnigandha. It is optimum time for raising nursery of summer annuals like gladiolus, portulaca, gomphrina and china aster etc . Weather is conducive for appearance of aphids in rose, for control spray Roger @1 ml per litres of water.

Updated on 25-05-2017 05:35 PM