Heavy Rain May lash Kerala, Tamil Nadu; Arunachal, Odisha in for Thunderstorms

Over the next 2-3 days, the southwest monsoon will continue to recede from the Central Arabian Sea and some further areas of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Gangetic West Bengal, and the remaining portions of Telangana, Maharashtra, and Bihar. A Cyclonic Circulation over Rayalseema and the neighbouring South Interior Karnataka and an east-west-oriented trough running over the extreme south peninsular are likely to produce isolated heavy rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal and Kerala-Mahe for next 2-3 days. A trough over Northeast India is expected to bring light to moderate rain and thunderstorms to Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Nagaland for next 1-2 days. A new Western Disturbance will bring snow or light to moderate rainfall along with thunderstorms and lightning over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kashmir–Gilgit–Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad during 13-14th Oct. From October 15-17, light rainfall over Uttarakhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan is expected and is likely to extend to the Delhi NCR next week. Throughout India during this prediction period, maximum temperatures will be above to well above normal, with the exception of Gujarat and North India. Throughout India, the minimum temperatures will be higher than average during this time. No significant weather marked over rest of the regions of the country during next 5 days. Advisory to farmers: •In present weather condition, constant monitoring for brown plant hopper (BPH) in paddy field is advised. •In case of blast disease infestation in paddy, top dressing of Nitrogenous fertilizer application is not advisable. •Cotton picking is advisable. •It is recommended to check for fruit and shoot borer attack in brinjal, and spray 80 ml Coragen 18.5 SC or 80 g Proclaim 5SG in 100-125 litres of water per acre. •Paddy farmers are advised to harvest their crop soon after maturity, and start preparing the land for Rabi sowing. •Farmers of Punjab, Haryana UP and MP etc., are advised to prepare land for sowing of Wheat, Mustard and other rabi crops like potato and chickpea.

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