Isolated Heavy Rainfall to lash Coastal Odisha and North Coastal Andhra Pradesh; Karnataka in for Scattered falls

•The Southwest Monsoons withdrawal line still goes through Kurnool, Badami, Vengurla, and Machilipatnam. •The Southeast and the adjacent East Central Arabian Sea are under a Low-Pressure Area with Cyclonic Circulation. Over the course of the next day, it is expected to shift west-northwest and develop into a Well-Marked Low Pressure Area over the Southwest and neighbouring West Central Arabian Sea. By October 21, it is expected to intensify into a Depression over the same area. •Meanwhile, Southeast Bay of Bengal is currently under the Cyclonic Circulation over the neighbouring Andaman Sea and Southeast Bay of Bengal. Over the period of next 48 hours, a low-pressure area is expected to emerge over the central regions of the Bay of Bengal as it moves north-westward. •Additionally, a trough is passing from the above-mentioned cyclonic circulation across the Southeast Bay of Bengal to the Comorin Area, crossing Sri Lanka. •On October 23, there is a good chance of isolated heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightning over coastal Odisha, Yanam, and north coastal Andhra Pradesh. There may also be isolated light to moderate rainfall in some areas. •Kerala is expected to receive widespread rains with associated thunderstorms for more 1-2 days. •Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal regions are to receive isolated showers for next 1-2 days. •Karnataka may receive isolated scattered rainfall for next 1-2 days. •For the next five days, there are no remarkable weather forecasts for the remaining areas of the nation. Fishermen Warnings: •Fishermen are advised not to risk into; •Lakshadweep Area on October 19-20 •Southeast Arabian Sea on October 19-20. •East central Arabian Sea from October 19-22. •West central Arabian Sea from October 19 onwards. •Southwest Arabian Sea from October 20-23. The Fishermen out at sea are advised to return to coast by October 19. Advisory to Farmers: •Farmers are advised to stop irrigating the paddy crop before a fortnight to maintain the optimum grain moisture, facilitate easy harvesting and timely sowing of succeeding crop in the same field. •Farmers are also advised to harvest the mature crop in states like Punjab, Haryana, UP etc., as per the weather forecast and keep the harvested produce at a safer place. •To protect basmati rice from blast, spray 500 gm Indofil Z-78 or 200 ml Amritsar Top 325 SC per acre in 200 litres of water per acre at boot and ear emergence stage. •Rabi sowing of wheat, mustard, rapeseed and chickpea can be carried in this week. •To hasten boll opening in cotton, it is advised to withhold the irrigation to the crop. •Picking should be done after every 8-10 days to avoid loss. Do not keep the picked cotton in wet water channel in the field, as this practice impairs the quality of cotton. •The attack of maize borer can be checked by spraying with 30 ml of Coragen 18.5 SC in 60 litres of water per acre with knapsack sprayer •It is the time for sowing of late season varieties and transplanting of mid-season varieties of cauliflower. •It is best time for sowing of spinach, fenugreek, coriander, radish, turnip, garlic and early varieties of pea i.e. Matar Ageta7 and AP-3. •Sowing of early varieties of potato can also be done i.e. Kufri Surya, Kufri Pukhraj, Kufri Ashoka and Kufri Chandramukhi.

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