Cyclonic Circulation over Bay of Bengal; Light-Moderate Rains over Kerala, Tamilnadu and Coastal AP

There are two cyclonic circulations lying one over southern Tamil Nadu in and another over the Southwest Bay of Bengal off the coast of Tamil Nadu. As a result, throughout the next five days, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, and Kerala-Mahe may have light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls, thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds. As northeast monsoon has entered, farmers are requested to take up sowing of rainfed crops when sufficient rainfall is received. Farmers in Tamil Nadu may carry sowing of pearl millet if not done yet. By utilizing the rainfall fertilizer may be applied to the crops as per requirement. High relative humidity is also favourable for black arm disease in cotton hence farmers are requested to monitor the crop and if necessary, spray mixture of tetracycline 100 gm + copper oxychloride 1200 gm / ha during non-rainy day. The first active spell of Northeast monsoon is expected to start from 28th October and continue till first week of November. Various parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh are likely to get light-moderate widespread rains. Due to prevailing high day temperatures and recording of 21-24 degrees Celsius night temperatures, Brown plant hopper attack is very much likely in paddy. If pest incidence is observed 10-15 per hill spray Flonicamide (50 S.G) 0.4 Gram per litre water (or) Triflumizopyrim (10 S.C) 0.48 ml per litre water. Due to the recording of 7-8 hours sunshine, chilli Crop could get stressed with moisture. For control of this, mulch with crop residues and do application of light irrigation and spraying of (13:0:45) Nutrition 5 gram per litre water. As the northeast monsoon strengthens, some regions of Rayalseema are also expected to get some light-moderate spells. Some regions may also experience rain over Coastal Karnataka and South Interior Karnataka during 29-30 October. No significant weather over rest of the country. Over the next 5 days, the Southern Peninsula could be having maximum temperatures, while the Desert and Semi-Arid regions will likely see normal temperatures. Northern Indias overnight minimums will be warmer than usual for next 5 days.

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