Very Heavy Rains to Lash Kerala; Heavy Falls Over Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

A cyclonic circulation lying over the northern region of Tamil Nadu, is expected to bring light to moderate widespread rainfall over the South Peninsula of India for next 4-5 days, with a subsequent reduction thereafter. Isolated moderate-heavy rains are anticipated over Kerala-Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal for next 3-4 days. Due to prevailing weather condition possible for thrips infestation in paddy crop. To manage them spray Azadiractin 400 ml/acre or thiamethoxam 40 g/acre in transplanted field (Spray after rainfall) Moderate rainfall wind speed expected it may cause lodging in banana. Provide support to five months and above old banana. Coastal & South Interior regions of Karnataka are also having a chance of isolated heavy rains during next 3-4 days. Regions of Rayalseema are expected to receive moderate-heavy showers during next 3-4 days. Present weather conditions are favourable for the incidence of Tikka leaf spot disease in ground nut. To control, go for spraying of Carbendazim @ 200 g + Mancozeb @ 400 g or hexaconazole @ 400 ml per acre. Thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds are possible over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam regions for next 2-3 days. Present weather conditions are favourable for the incidence of pink boll worm in cotton. To control, go for spraying of Profenophos @ 2ml/L or Thiodicarb 1.5g/L. Present weather conditions are favourable for the incidence of stem borer in paddy. To control go for spraying of chloropyriphos @2.5ml/l (or) acephate @ 1.5g/l (or) cartap hydrochloride @ 2g/l. There is a good chance of light to moderate rainfall in several areas of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for next 4-5 days. A new Western Disturbance is located as a trough and is expected to have light rainfall/snowfall at isolated places likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad during next 2-3 days. Over the rest of the nation, no remarkable weather is anticipated.

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