Isolated Rain to Impact Rajasthan, Maharashtra; Tamil Nadu, Kerala in for Heavy Rains
South Peninsular India is predicted to be under the influence of the Northeast monsoon, which will bring isolated to widespread rain and thunderstorms for next 3-4 days. Additionally, a Cyclonic Circulation (CC) is present over southeast Arabian Sea and the west-central Bay of Bengal and is likely to move in west-northwest direction and is expected to further develop into a Low-Pressure Area. As a result, moderate-heavy rainfall is forecasted over isolated areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala – Mahe for next 3-4 days. Due to the current weather conditions, outbreak of thrips is possible in the paddy crop. For their management, 20 units of nursery area spray thiomithaxam 8.0 gm/percentage. Azadirachtin 400 ml/acre or spray thiomithaxam 40 gm/acre. Farmers growing black gram can reduce seed-borne pathogens, seedling diseases and root rot infections by treating seeds with Carbendazim at the rate of 2.0 gm/kg seed (or) Trichoderma viride 4.0 gm/kg. Similar conditions are anticipated over South interior Karnataka and Rayalaseema regions for next 2-3 days. Scattered rains and thunderstorms may impact Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam for next 1-2 days. To control pink ball worm in cotton spray neem oil @ 2 ml/litre and neem oil @ 5 ml/1 litre of water. Farmers sowing black gram/green gram are advised to treat the seeds with Imidacloprid/Thiomithaxam @ 5ml per kg seed and after drying apply Mancozeb/Thiram/Captan/Carbendazim @ 2.5 g per kg seed to protect the crop from pests and diseases. Isolated to scattered rainfall is also predicted for Konkan-Goa and Madhya Maharashtra during the course of the next 2-3 days. Light-moderate showers are likely over various regions of Telangana during next 2-3 days. A Western Disturbance is lying as a trough and an induced Cyclonic Circulation lies over Northwest Rajasthan & neighbourhood resulting in snow at hilly regions and isolated to fairly widespread rain over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and its surrounding regions during next 1-2 days. In addition, isolated light rainfall is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and West Rajasthan on 9 November.