Weather Based Agro Advisory

Significant Weather Features (IMD)

  • Dense fog observed at isolated places over West Bengal and Bihar; Moderate fog at isolated places over Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam & Meghalaya, Tripura and Odisha.
  • A series of Western Disturbances is likely to move across the northern most parts of India during the forecast period. Isolated to scattered precipitation is likely over Western Himalayan region. Likely amplification of an easterly wave may cause further rise in night minimum temperatures over major parts of India. Thus cold wave conditions are not likely to occur except Punjab. Scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers are likely over south peninsula on 6th & 7th February.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations (IMD)

  • Rainfall recorded (from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today):at many places over Arunachal Pradesh. At isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Maximum temperature departures as on 04.02.2018: Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at most places over Jharkhand; at many places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Uttrakhand, East Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha; at a few places over Punjab, and Gangetic West Bengal; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Rajasthan and Gujarat; at many places over Chhattisgarh, Konkan & Goa and Marathwada; at a few places over Madhya Maharashtra, Telangana and Coastal Karnataka; at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Kerala; Markedly below normal (5.1°C or less) at many places over Arunachal Pradesh. They were below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Assam & Meghalaya and at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • The lowest maximum temperature of 21.5°C recorded at Amritsar (Punjab) in the plains of the country.
  • Minimum temperature departures as on 05.02.2018: Minimum temperatures are below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Konkan & Goa, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka and Rayalaseema; at many places over Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh; at a few places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Lakshadweep; at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh & Kerala. They are appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over West Rajasthan, Gujarat, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura; at a few places over Himachal Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh; at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Uttrakhand, Jharkhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir & East Rajasthan; at isolated places over Madhya Maharashtra and Odisha and near normal over rest parts of the country.
  • The lowest minimum temperature of 4.0°C is recorded at Sikar (East Rajasthan) in the plains of the country.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 05 February (Day 1): Dense fog very likely at isolated places over north Bihar.  Thunderstorm accompanied with hailstorm very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Cold wave conditions very likely at isolated places over Punjab.
  • 06 February (Day 2): Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds & lightning very likely over Tamilnadu, interior parts of Kerala and South Interior Karnataka.
  • 07 February (Day 3): Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds & lightning likely over Tamilnadu, interior parts of Kerala and South Interior Karnataka.
  • 08 February (Day 4): No weather warning.
  • 09 February (Day 5): Thunderstorm accompanied with hailstorm likely at isolated places over Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e., 05 to 13 February 2018 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower may occur over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. (Fig. 2).

Figure: 1. Latest available satellite picture as on 05 February 2018 at 0230 Hrs (IST). (Source: IMD).  Figure: 2. Precipitation forecast for 05 to 13 February 2018  (Source: NOAA NCEP).

Agricultural activities (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
Himachal Pradesh
Weather condition         
            Dry and cool weather prevailed in Himachal Pradesh state during past few days. The maximum temperature ranged between 18.0°C to 21.0 which was above normal by 3.7 to 5.8 °C and the minimum temperature was 3.5 to 9.0 °C which remained above normal by 0.1 to 2.5 °C.
Contingency measure:

  • Rabi crop: For chemical weed control in wheat, spray isoproturon (75WP) @ 70 gm + 2,4D (80WP) @ 50 gm or clodinafop @ 24 g (10WP)or 16 g (15 WP) per kanal after 35-40 days of sowing i.e. 2-3 leaf stage of weed. After 2-3 days of clodinafop spray, apply 2,4-D @50 gm/Kanal. Use 30 litres of water for making a solution for one hectare.
  • Thinning and weeding is recommended in timely sown mustard crop. For control of aphid in mustard crop. If insect population above ETL than spraying of Rogar or Quinalphos @ 2.0 ml\litre water is recommended.
  • In wheat crop, if symptoms of termite are appear than application of mixture of 20 kg sand with Chlorpyriphos 20 EC @ 2.0 litre should be done in evening hours and subsequent irrigation is recommended.In areas where symptoms of yellow rust are appearing in the wheat crop in the form of yellow powder/stripes on the leaves, then the farmers are advised to spray the fungicides with the appearance of the symptoms.These are tilt (Propiconazole) 25 EC/folicure (Tebuconazole) 25 EC/bayletan 25 WP @0.1% i.e. 30ml or 30 g per 30 litres of water per kanal and repeat the spray after 15 days interval.
  • Keeping in view of relative humidity farmers are advised for monitoring of mustard crop against attack of white rust. If infection is high than spraying of Dithane-M-45 @ 2 gram/ litre of water or Chlorothalonil 75 WP @1 gram/ litre of water is advised.Keeping in view of weather, farmers are advised for monitoring of mustard crop against aphid attack.

 

 

 

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Updated on 05-02-2018 17:35 PM