Weather Based Agro Advisory

Significant Weather Features (IMD)

  • Thunderstorm occurred at isolated places over coastal Odisha, Vidarbha, South Interior Karnataka and Tamilnadu from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today.
  • Yesterday severe heat wave conditions prevailed at a few places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and West Rajasthan; heat wave conditions prevailed at most places over Rajasthan; at many places over Punjab; at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and coastal Tamilnadu and at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha.
  • The images showing the latest satellite picture in figure. 1.

Main Weather Observations (IMD)

  • Rain occurred at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Odisha, South Interior Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Kerala & Tamilnadu.
  • Yesterday maximum temperature (45.0°C or more) observed at Ganganagar 46.0°C;  Bramhapuri 45.9°C; Chandrapur 45.8°C; Barmer 45.8°C; Churu 45.5°C; Bikaner 45.4°C; Jaisalmer 45.1°C and Akola & Wardha 45.0°C each.
  • Maximum temperature departures as on 16.04.2017: Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at most places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and West Rajasthan; at many places over East Rajasthan and at isolated places over Gujarat region, West Madhya Pradesh and Tamilnadu; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over East Madhya Pradesh, Vidharbha and Marathawada, Telangana and rest Tamilnadu and at isolated places over Saurashtra & Kutch, Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan & Goa; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over interior Karnataka and Rayalaseema; at many places over Chhattisgarh and rest Madhya Maharashtra; at a few places over rest Gujarat and rest Konkan & Goa and at isolated places over Jharkhand, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. They were appreciably below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Bihar; at a few places over Assam & Meghalaya; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a many places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands; at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and West Bengal. The Highest maximum temperature of 46.0°C recorded at Ganganagar (West Rajasthan) in the country.
  • Minimum temperature departures as on 17.04.2017: Minimum temperatures are markedly above normal (5.1°C & more) at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Rajasthan; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Uttarakhand; at many places over Punjab & rest Rajasthan; at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Vidarbha; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over Madhya Maharashtra, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Rayalaseema; at a few places over rest Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Marathawada, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at isolated places over Gujarat, Konkan & Goa, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh & Karnataka. They are below normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at a few places over Assam & Meghalaya and at isolated places over rest Odisha; below normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at isolated places over Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and near normal over rest parts of the country.

Weather Warning during next 5 days (IMD)

  • 17 April (Day 1): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Jharkhand, Telangana & Interior Karnataka. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Odisha. Heat wave conditions very likely at most places over East Rajasthan; at a few places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Madhya Pradesh; at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Uttar Pradesh, West Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha & Gujarat.
  • 18 April (Day 2): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. Heat wave conditions very likely at a few places over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra & Marathawada.
  • 19 April (Day 3): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal. Heat wave conditions very likely at a few places over Rajasthan; at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi.
  • 20 April (Day 4): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at most places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya. Heat wave conditions very likely at a few places over Rajasthan. Heavy rain likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya.
  • 21 April (Day 5): Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan.
  • The weather outlook for the period of seven days i.e. 17 to 24 April 2017 forecasted (Provided by Real-Time Weather Forecasts from NOAA/NCEP collected from http://monsoondata.org/wx2/) rain/thundershower may occur over Odisha, South Interior Karnataka, Sub Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Kerala, Tamilnadu Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Northeastern State. (Fig. 2).

  • Agricultural activities (AICRPAM-CRIDA)
    Jammu & Kashmir
    Weather condition:
    Dry weather prevailed in Jammu region of Jammu & Kashmir state during past few days. Both maximum and minimum temperatures remained above normal by 4.0 to 5.0 0C and 2.0 to 3.0 °C, respectively.
    Contingency measure

    • Sowing summer pulses (var. Mash Pant, U-19, T-9) and moong crop (var. PDM-54, PS-16, PS-17, ML-131). Harvesting and threshing of mustard and hoeing and weeding in summer pulse and vegetable.
    • Farmers should go for harvesting/sale of marketable size fish and fresh stocking of fish seed. Before stocking pre-stocking management practices are recommended.
    • Add calcium supplement in the diet of dairy animals and heifers especially feed rice straw these days to prevent calcium deficiency and intestinal blockage. Black Quarter vaccination must be carried among heifers above 4 month age.
    • Collect seeds from winter annuals (Calendula, Pansy etc.) which are at harvesting stage.

     

(Source:CRIDA, Hyderabad )

Updated on 17-04-2017 05:35 PM

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