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South India to witness heavy rainfall, dense fog over eastern parts

The Depression over Southwest Arabian Sea and adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean moved northwestwards and lay centered over Socotra (Yemen). It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. A Low Pressure Area persists over Lakshadweep Area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea. Under the influence of an active easterly wave, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls and thunderstorm with lightning likely at isolated places likely over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, Kerala & Mahe and Lakshadweep, south Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka during next 24 hours. In South Interior Karnataka, continue harvesting of maize, groundnut. Continue sowing of short duration crops such as cowpea, field bean and sunflower, undertake planting of sugarcane, after current spells of heavy rain.In North Interior Karnataka, complete harvesting of maize. Continue sowing of wheat and chickpea and new planting of sugarcane after current spells of heavy rain.

In Tamil nadu, drain out excess water from rice field. Postpone top dressing of fertilizer and pesticide. Undertake propping in late season sugarcane and tying of leaves in banana to avoid lodging. In Kerala, provide propping in banana. Dense fog very likely in isolated pockets over plains of Uttarakhand, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura during morning hours on 03rd December. There is likely reduction in rainfall over Peninsular India from 03rd December. In Mizoram, drain out excess water from maize, pea, lentil, Lathyrus, toria, greengram and blackgram. Continue harvesting of rice. In Assam, continue harvesting of Sali rice, continue sowing of wheat. Continue nursery sowing of bororice, undertake planting of potato.

Squally wind, speed reaching 40-50 kmph likely to prevail over Lakshadweep area, southeast & adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea, along & off Karnataka coast during next 24 hours.