Heavy Rains to Lash Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Rayalaseema

A cyclonic circulation present over the Southeast Arabian Sea and neighbouring Lakshadweep region is likely to move towards west-northwest direction, with a possibility of turning into a low-pressure area around next one day. Simultaneously, a trough is extending from the Southeast Arabian Sea and the surrounding Lakshadweep region to the coastline region. Due to these systems, light to moderate widespread rainfall is predicted throughout South Peninsular India over the next 3-4 days, followed by a gradual reduction. Moderate-heavy showers are expected across Kerala-Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, and South Interior Karnataka for next 3-4 days. Due to prevailing weather condition possible for thrips infestation in paddy crop. To manage them, spray thiamethoxam 8.0g/ for 20 cent of nursery field. In transplanted field spray Azadiractin 400 ml/acre or thiamethoxam 40 g/acre (Spray after rainfall). Moderate rainfall wind speed expected it may cause lodging in banana. Provide support to five months and above old banana. Moderate-heavy rains are also expected in a few isolated areas over coastal Karnataka and Rayalseema 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. Isolated rain is likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha and Chhattisgarh 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. Light to moderate isolated to scattered rainfall is also predicted for Konkan-Goa and Madhya Maharashtra during the course of the next 3-4 days. A western disturbance may bring light rainfall and snowfall in scattered spots over Jammu–Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad during next 1-2 days. In addition, isolated light rainfall is predicted over West Rajasthan and Punjab during 8-9 Nov, and Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during 9-10 Nov.

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