Weather Warning during next 5 days

24 December (Day 1):
  • Cold Wave conditions very likely in some pockets over Punjab and in isolated pockets over Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Telangana.
  • Dense to very dense fog very likely in some pockets over Punjab; Dense fog in isolated pockets over northern parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi.
  • Squally Wind (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) very likely over Southeast Arabian Sea. Fishermen are advised not to venture into this area.
  • 25 December (Day 2):
  • Cold Wave conditions very likely in isolated pockets over Punjab.
  • Dense fog very likely in isolated pockets over Punjab, northern parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi.
  • Squally Wind (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) very likely over Southeast Arabian Sea. Fishermen are advised not to venture into this area.
  • 26 December (Day 3):
  • ♦ Heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • 27 December (Day 4):
  • No weather warning.
  • 28 December (Day 5):
  • No weather warning.

  • Weather Outlook for subsequent 2 days from 29th December to 30th December, 2020
  • Under the influence of an easterly trough, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall/thundershower likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and isolated rainfall/thundershower over south Andhra Pradesh, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka and Kerala & Mahe.Scattered to Fairly widespread thundershower activity with isolated heavy rainfall over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, Kerala & Mahe and Lakshadweep Islands. Isolated snowfall likely over Western Himalayan Region.
  • Weather likely to be dry over remaining parts of the country.

  • Salient Advisories
  • As Cold Wave conditions very likely in some pockets over Punjab on 24th, in isolated pockets over Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Telangana on 24th and over Punjab on 25th,

  • apply light and frequent irrigation/sprinkler irrigation in the evening to protect the crops from cold injury.
    To protect young fruit plants from chilly winds, cover them with Sarkanda/ straw/polythene sheets/gunny bags.

    Cover banana bunches with porous polythene bags.

    To overcome cold injury and for better nursery growth in rice, cover the nursery beds with polythene sheet during night and remove in the morning. Irrigate the nursery beds every day in the evening and let the water out in the morning.
  • As Dense to very dense fog very likely in some pockets over Punjab on 24th, Dense fog in isolated pockets over northern parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi on 24th and over Punjab, northern parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi on 25th, monitor the standing crops for incidence and spread of pest & diseases. Monitor tomato and potato crops for late blight disease. If symptoms are noticed, undertake plant protection measures.
  • As rain/thundershowers likely at many places over Lakshadweep on 24th, over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 26th and over Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on 27th along with heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 26th,

  • Avoid irrigation, intercultural operation and application of plant protection methods and fertilizers to the standing crops.
    Arrange for adequate drainage to avoid water stagnation in standing crop fields.
    Keep the cattle inside shed during heavy rainfall.
  • As thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 26th,

  • Provide mechanical support to young fruit plants and vegetables to prevent them from lodging due to strong winds.
    Keep the harvested produce at safer places.
    Keep farm animals indoor during thunderstorm.
  • As Squally Wind (speeds reaching 40-50 kmph) very likely over Southeast Arabian Sea on 24th and 25th, fishermen are advised not to venture into this area.

  • Undertake the following agricultural operations:
  • • transplanting of Boro rice seedlings in Assam.

  • • nursery preparation for summer rice in South Interior Karnataka.

  • • sowing of sesame in Chittoor district of Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

  • • nursery sowing of short duration varieties of rice in Telangana.

  • • sowing of late sown wheat crop in Madhya Pradesh.

  • • sowing of mung, lentil and pea in Odisha.

  • • sowing of late sown varieties of wheat in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

  • • owing of late wheat and barley in Haryana.

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