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Dense fog over north eastern parts, hailstorm over northern regions

The Western Disturbance and associated cyclonic circulation lies over central Pakistan & neighbourhood between 3.1 & 3.6 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, thunderstorm accompanied with lightning & hailstorm is likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi during next 24 hours. In Haryana, complete picking of cotton. Undertake sowing of wheat, barley and fodder crops like barseem and oat. In Uttarakhand, undertake harvesting of pigeon pea, continue plucking of pods of bean and pea. Continue sowing of wheat, mustard, berseem and lentil, complete sowing of gram.

Under the influence of active easterly wave conditions over south peninsula, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls likely over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during the forecast period. In Tamil nadu, in rice, due to prevailing weather condition, occurrence of leaf folder and BPH incidence is being noticed in the Samba rice. For the management of leaf folder, apply Cartop Hydrochloride 4 G @ 6 kg/acre mixed with equal quantity of sand or Cholorpyriphos 400 ml/acre. For BPH control, Imidacloprid at 40 ml/acre, may be sprayed, after current spells of heavy rain. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning likely at isolated places over Kerala & Mahe and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal.

Dense fog very likely in isolated pockets over East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha during morning hours of next 2 days. In Odisha, after harvesting of paddy in medium land, it is ideal time for land preparation for sowing pulses like green gram, black gram and pea. Right time to take up Paira crop which can be sown seven days before harvesting of paddy. Sow the seeds after treating with Carboxin+Thiram @ 2gm/kg of seed.