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Conditions to remain same: Rain & hailstorm in J&K, widespread rainfall over Tamil Nadu

The Western Disturbance and associated cyclonic circulation lies over East Iran & adjoining Afghanistan at 3.1 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rain/snow and thunderstorm/hailstorm likely over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on 22nd November. In Jammu Division, continue sowing of wheat (late sown) during clear weather. Continue harvesting of Basmati rice (Late transplanted) and store in safe place. Postpone all field operations in vegetables till soil becomes workable. For apple, start procurement of seed/ nuts from current season crop and root stock seedlings from registered nurseries in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls likely over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal on 22nd November. In Tamil nadu, due to prevailing wet weather from past few days; flower shedding in cotton may take place,to control spray Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NAA) @ 40 ppm (40 mg / liter of water)after current spells of heavy rain. Provide propping in sugarcane and adequate support to the banana to prevent lodging due to wind. Thunderstorm with lightning at isolated places also likely over Tamil nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, Kerala & Mahe and Lakshadweep during next 24 hours. In Kerala, for coconut, Inter cropping with banana, colocasia, vegetables, ginger, turmeric, mulberry, tuber crops etc. can be done in coconut gardens. Apply fertilizers to inter crops also. For disinfection apply 500 g lime in the basin or drench the basin with 1% Bordeaux mixture.

Moderate to dense fog at isolated pockets likely over northeast India during next 24 hours and shallow to moderate fog for subsequent 48 hours. Shallow to moderate fog at isolated pockets likely over Bihar, Odisha, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during next 24 hours. In Bihar, continue harvesting of matured rice. Heavy Rain/Snow very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala & Mahe and Lakshadweep.