Daily Weather Report
Date:- 21 st February 2017Western Disturbance and associated weather:
Agricultural activities :
Jammu & Kashmir
Contingency measures :
Figure-1. Latest available satellite picture as on 21 st February 2017 at 02:30 Hrs. (IST)
Figure-2. Precipitation forecast for 21 st February to 28 th February 2017 (IST)(Source: NOAA /NCEP)
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Weekly Weather Report
Week No: 07
Weather summary during the week - 9th to 15th February 2017
Average rainfall during the week
Cumulative Seasonal rainfall (1st January to 15th February 2017)
State-wise distribution of number of districts with excess, normal, deficient, scanty and no rainfall during post monsoon season rainfall (1st January to 15th February 2017)
Weekly rainfall departure (%) at different IMD subdivisions (2016)
Table 1. State wise distribution of number of districts with excess, normal,
Dry weather prevailed in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state. Maximum temperature across the week was 0.7 0C above normal. Minimum temperature across the week was 3.0 0C above normal. Agricultural operations like irrigation to wheat and late chickpea crops and emergence stage of summer sowings underway. Harvesting and threshing of early/timely sown chickpea is in progress. Threshing of late pigeonpea underway. Uprooting of cotton stalk from harvested fields is being carried out followed by grazing in harvested fields. Need based plant protection is being undertaken in late chickpea (pod borer). With irrigation facility seed bed preparations are underway for summer groundnut/sesame/sunflower and also cultivation of summer vegetables (okra, cluster bean, cowpea, cucumber and gourd). Ploughing in harvested fields underway. Harvesting of orange (mrig bahar)/guava/papaya/sapota as per maturity of fruits are in progress. Normal sown wheat crop is at milk/dough stage. Late sown (December) wheat crop is at flowering stage/milk stage. Early sown chickpea at harvest stage. Late sown irrigated chickpea is through pod/seed development stage. Safflower/mustard at maturity stage. Orange (mrig bahar)/Guava/papaya/sapota fruits at harvest stage as per maturity. Moderate intensity of pod borer in chickpea was noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state during this week. The Maximum temperature ranges from 31.5 to 33.7 0C and the minimum temperature ranges from 12.5 to 15.6 0C. Early sown chickpea crop show signs of forced maturity due to low moisture. Agricultural operations like early chickpea is under harvesting process, plant protection measures are being undertaken in rabi crops based on need, irrigation and plant protection measures are underway in rabi crops and vegetables on need bases are in progress. Chickpea crop is in pod development stage to physiological maturity stage. Rabi sorghum is in grain filling stage (Dough stage) to physiological maturity stage. Wheat crop is in milky stage and safflower crop is in grain development stage. No major pests and diseases were noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Madhya Maharashtra region of Maharashtra state during this week. The maximum temperature ranged between 30.8 0C to 33.4 0C and the average maximum temperature recorded was 32.1 0C (normal 33.8 0C) and the maximum temperature across the week was 1.7 0C below normal. The minimum temperature ranged between 13.0 to 16.6 0C and the average minimum temperature recorded was 14.4 0C (normal 16.5 0C) and the minimum temperature across the week was 2.1 0C below normal. Agricultural operations like harvesting, threshing of rabi season crops. Bird watching operations are going on, plating of suru sugarcane and winnowing and packaging of crop material for transport are in progress. All the crops are in harvesting stage. Moderate intensity of fruit borer in brinjal was noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Andhra Pradesh state during this week. The maximum temperature ranged between 28.2 to 32.4 0C and minimum temperature ranged between 15.8 to 21.5 0C. Total sown area in the state during rabi season is 18.78 lakh ha. (76%) as against the normal area of 24.63 lakh ha. and normal as on date 22.70 lakh ha. (83%). Agricultural operations like irrigation and plant protection in rabi groundnut is under progress. Paddy crop is at maximum tillering to PI stage, groundnut flowering to pod development, maize crop at cob formation stage, chilli crop is in fruit picking stage. Moderate intensity of sucking pests in groundnut and powdery mildews in blackgram crop was noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Assam state during this week. Daily average maximum temperature was 27.4 0C which was 4.1 below normal and the average daily minimum temperature was 12.6 0C which was 1.1 0C below normal for the week. Agricultural operations like harvesting of rapeseed and mustard and weeding in onion crops are in progress. Pea is at physiological maturity stage, onion is at vegetative stage, radish is at maturity stage, coriander is at flowering stage and potato is at harvesting stage. No major pests and diseases were noticed..
Eastern Uttar Pradesh
Dry weather prevailed in Eastern region of Uttar Pradesh state during the week. Agricultural operations like irrigation in wheat, digging of potato, transplanting of rabi onion, and planting of spring sugarcane crops are in progress. Timely sown wheat is in milking stage and late sown wheat is in emergence stage. Low intensity of rust in pea crop was noticed.
Western Uttar Pradesh
Dry weather condition prevailed in West Uttar Pradesh region of Uttar Pradesh state during the week. Agricultural operations like irrigation in wheat and barley, digging of potato, spray insecticide and pesticide in gram crops are in progress. Wheat is in tillering/ flowering stage, barley is in tillering/ booting stage, pigeon pea is in flowering to podding stage, gram is in branching/flowering stage, pea is in flowering/ podding stage, lentil is in flowering to podding stage, mustard is in flowering stage and vegetables are at flowering to fruiting stage. Light intensity of late blight in potato and pad borer in pea, gram and lentil crop was noticed.
Dry weather prevailed Gujarat state during the week. The actual average maximum temperature is 0.9 0C lower and minimum temperature is lower in tune of 1.0 0C as compared to their normal values. Agricultural operations like light irrigation in all the crops particularly in wheat, late sown mustard and potato, regularly remove suckers in late tobacco and land preparation for summer crops are in progress. Mustard is in maturing stage, wheat is in milking to dough stage, potato is in flowering/tuber formation stage and maize is at silking stage and gram pod development stage. No major pests and diseases were noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Himachal Pradesh state during this week. The maximum temperature during the week ranged between 18.5 to 23.5 0C and the minimum between 5.5 to 13.0 0C which were above normal by 2.6 to 7.0 0C and 0.2 to 7.0 0C, respectively. Agricultural operations like arrangement of fodder for cattle and dairy animals, thinning and weeding in mustard and wheat crops in the region are in progress. Wheat is at tillering to ear head emergence stage, rapeseed and mustard are at vegetative stage and winter vegetables are at reproductive stage. Low intensity of yellow rust in wheat crop was noticed.
Jammu & Kashmir
Light rainfall received in Jammu region of Jammu & Kashmir state during this week. The maximum temperature remained around normal and ranged from 23.0 to 25.5 0C. The minimum temperature found variable and ranged from 5.4 to 12.0 0C, which is above and below the normal. Agricultural operations like plant protection measures in mustard, weed control measures in late sown wheat crop, application of nitrogen fertilizer (2nd dose) and zinc spray in normal sown wheat crop, top dressing of urea in late sown wheat crop and hoeing and weeding in gram crops are in progress. Early sown wheat is at anthesis stage, normal sown wheat is at flag leaf stage, late sown wheat is at jointing stage, very late sown is at CRI stage, gram is at flowering stage, early sown mustard is at most seed green stage, normal sown mustard is at pod formation stage and field pea is at pod formation stage. Moderate intensity of aphids in mustard crop was noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Jharkhand state during this week. Daily maximum and minimum temperature range between 25.0 to 27.3 ºC and 8.4 to 17.4 ºC, respectively. Agricultural operations like nursery rising of summer rice has been started, cultivation and transplanting of ready seedling of okra, brinjal, Shimla mirch and creeper vegetables of cucurbitaceous like bottle gourd, khira, kakri, sponge gourd, ridge gourd, bitter gourd, sweet gourd and kheksa crops are in progress. Wheat is at ear head, potato is at maturity and pigeon pea is at pod filling stage, field pea is at pod formation/pod hardening and mustard crop is at flowering to post flowering/maturity stage. Late sown pigeonpea is at flowering to pod formation stage. Late sown wheat, pea, chickpea, mustard, linseed and potato is at vegetative to flowering to tuber development stage while somewhere wheat is at crown root initiation to maximum tillering, mustard at flowering to pod formation/hardening stage. No major pests and diseases were noticed.
Dry weather prevailed Kerala state during the week. The maximum temperature ranged from 35.4 to 36.3 0C and minimum temperature ranged from 22.6 to 26.4 0C. Agricultural operations like irrigation, mulching, propping in banana and planting preparation for pepper are in progress. Transplanting stage for third paddy crop in high range zone. Planting stage in ginger. Nursery stage for cardamom and processing stage in coffee. Low intensity of cigar end rot disease, pseudo stem weevil in banana, white flies rugose, white fly & grey blight in coconut, root and stem borer in cashew and blast in rice crop was noticed.
Hot and dry weather prevails in the North Karnataka region of Karnataka state during the week. Agricultural operations like harvesting of pigeonpea, chickpea, sorghum, safflower and plant protection in horticultural crops are in progress. Pigeonpea, chickpea, sorghum and safflower are at maturity to harvesting stage. Chickpea and pigeon pea are at harvesting stage, sorghum is at maturity stage and safflower is in grain filing stage. Moderate intensity of fruit borer in tomato and bacterial blight in pomegranate was noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in south Karnataka region of Karnataka state during the week. Agricultural operations like post-harvest methods like drying, cleaning, winnowing and storage of harvested rabi crops and plant protection measure in mango is progress. Mango is in flowering to fruit setting/fruit development stage and field bean is in pod maturity to harvesting stage. Low intensity of powdery mildew in mango was noticed was noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Odisha state during the week. Agricultural operations like intercultural operation and top dressing of summer rice, planting of sugarcane, sowing of summer maize, weeding in onion, intercultural operation in summer groundnut, harvesting of irrigated mustard, transplanting of ragi, harvesting of Bengal gram, pea, pinching of marigold, intercultural operation of summer sunflower, sowing of summer sesame, pruning and top dressing in jasmine, removal of suckers from chrysanthemum, harvesting of potato, plant protection in summer vegetables, planting and pruning of jasmine and harvesting of medium duration of arhar crops are in progress. Tillering stage of rice, early vegetative stage of sugarcane, seed development stage of Beans, maturity to harvesting stage of potato, maturity stage of medium pigeon pea, maturity stage of mustard, maturity stage of rabi groundnut, seed development stage of rabi sunflower, branching to flowering stage of summer groundnut, seed development stage of rabi maize, fruiting stage of brinjal, tomato okra, cucurbits, cowpea, harvesting stage of turmeric, zinger, colocasia and yam. Seedling stage of summer vegetables. No major pests and diseases were noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Punjab state during this week. The maximum temperature ranged between 22.2 to 22.6 0C and minimum temperature ranged between 5.2 to 7.0 0C. Agricultural operations like spray of fungicide and insecticide as per recommendations in wheat crops are in progress. Early sown wheat crop is in anthesis to flag leaf stage and late sown mustard at pod filling stage. No major pests and diseases were noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Rajasthan state during this week. The maximum temperature range from 23.6 to 32.5 0C with mean value of 27.4 0C which is 0.5 0C above the normal value. The minimum temperature range from 7.6 to 13.1 0C with mean value of 10.9 0C which is 1.0 0C above the normal value. Agricultural operations like irrigation in wheat, opium poppy, fenugreek, fodder crops (oats, berseem and lucerne), cleaning of irrigation channels, cutting of green fodder are in progress. Wheat is in flag leaf to grain development stage, opium poppy is in flowering stage, fenugreek is in grain development stage and mustard is in seed development stage. Low intensity of aphids in mustard crop was noticed..Tamil Nadu
Dry weather prevailed in Tamil Nadu state during this week. Maximum temperature across the week was 0.5 0C below normal and the minimum temperature was 1.2 0C above normal. Agricultural operations like spraying of pesticide and harvesting of crops are in progress. Rice is in dough to harvest stage, chillie is in flowering to fruiting stage, banana is in bunch development stage and sugarcane is in grand growth stage. Moderate intensity of earhead bug rice fruit borer chilies bollworm cotton top borer sugarcane die back, canker citrus was noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in Uttarakhand state during this week. Agricultural operations like poly tunnel as well as nursery bed preparation for tomato, brinjal, capsicum. Field preparation for early sowing of potato. weeding and hoeing in wheat, barley, lentil, pea & mustard followed by broadcasting/top dressing of urea @1.0 kg per nali in wheat and pulses. Spray of neem oil @5.0 ml/ liters of water for the control of aphid in mustard, if observed. Marketing of vegetable crops like cabbage, cauliflower, radish, turnip & carrot. Training & pruning in temperate fruit orchards followed by application of chaubattia paste, immediately. Planting of temperate fruit plants with pollinizers & covering them with dry grass to preserved soil moisture and marketing of citrus fruits from orchard in progress. Most of rabi crops are in seedling & growth stage. No major pests and diseases were noticed.
Dry weather prevailed in West Bengal state during this week. The Maximum temperature ranges from 29.6 to 31.2 0C and minimum temperature ranges from 14.5 to 17.3 0C. Agricultural operations like harvesting operations for winter vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, radish, beetroot, brinjal, intercultural operation in mustard, top dressing of nitrogenous fertilizer and weeding operation in wheat, earthing up, weeding and irrigation in potato, sweet potato, planting as well as previous year crop harvesting of banana, sowing started for sunflower and transplanting started in boro rice crops are in progress. Boro rice is in seedling to tillering stage, vegetables and all gourds are in vegetative and fruiting stage, chilli is in vegetative stage, sugarcane is in maturity stage, cabbage and cauliflower are in flowering to maturity stage and potato and mustard are at flowering to siliquae stage. Low intensity of foliage feeding insect in okra was noticed.
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