Weather Warning during next 5 days
No weather warning during the period.
Weather Outlook for subsequent 2 days from 21st to 23rd February 2018
Rain/snowfall at isolated to scattered places likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Isolated rainfall activity likely over Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Weather likely to be dry over remaining parts of the country.
The hailstorm during 11th to 13th February in Maharashtra caused damage in Rabi jowar, red gram, Bengal gram, safflower, sunflower, grapes, sweet lime, papaya, vegetables grown in Jalna, Beed in Marathwada, orange, gram in Buldhana, Washim, Amaravati and Akola in Vidarbha; Rabi jowar, Bengal gram, onion, vegetables in Dhule, Nandurbar districts in Madhya Maharashtra.
The following measures are suggested:
In orchards, clean up the debris and fallen fruits from orchards and trim off broken stems and leaves of plants to avoid further spread of pest and diseases.
Application of fungicide to prevent rot from entering before the wounds are able to seal in damaged.
Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help it survive in summer.
If some plants are too heavily affected and fixing hail damage is not possible. These plants should be removed and replaced with new plants.
If standing crop has not been fertilized, application of fertilizer to the impacted plants can help them to regrow and develop new foliage.
Harvest the lodged matured crops as early as possible.
Continue transplanting of summer rice in South Interior Karnataka and Odisha. In Western Plain Zone of Punjab, continue sowing of maize and planting of spring sugarcane. Undertake sowing of green gram and black gram in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.
As dry weather would prevail, apply irrigation in wheat at grain filling stage and at dough stage in barley in Sub Humid Southern Plain and Aravalli Hill Zone of Rajasthan. Apply irrigation in chickpea and vegetables in Gujarat. Apply second irrigation in gram at branching stage and in wheat at dough stage in West Madhya Pradesh.