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HEAVY RAINFALL OVER SOUTHERN PENINSULA REGION & DENSE FOG OVER NORTH-EAST AND ODISHA

The Western Disturbance and associated cyclonic circulation lies over north Pakistan and adjoining Jammu & Kashmir between 3.1 & 3.6 km above mean sea level. Under the influence of active easterly conditions over south peninsula Heavy to very rainfall likely at isolated places over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam during 24 hours. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning likely at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Rayalaseema, Kerala & Mahe and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal.

In Tamil Nadu 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.

Dense fog very likely during morning hours in isolated pockets over south Assam & Meghalaya and Odisha during next 24 hours. Strong surface wind (20-25 kmph) likely over plains of northwest India during next 24 hours. 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.