Tamilnadu in for Heavy Rains; Isolated falls over AP, Kerala and Karnataka

Southern Peninsular India is forecasted to be under the influence of the northeast monsoon, which will bring "isolated" to "fairly widespread" rain and thunderstorms for the next five days. Heavy rainfall is expected over isolated places of Tamilnadu for next 4-5 days and Kerala for next 3-4 days. Forecasted weather is favourable for leaf folder infestation in paddy. For Management farmers are advised to spray Chlorantraniliprole 18.5% 150 ml/ha. In case of Fall army worm infection in Maize, apply neem cake @ 250 kg/ha. Furthermore, a trough is probably going to progressively develop across the coast of Andhra Pradesh and subsequently onto the coast of Odisha, which could result in moderate-heavy rainfall activity in these areas. Regions like Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur, Nellore may receive light-moderate rainfall, along with coastal regions like Vizayanagaram, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam etc. Go for application of Hexaconazole @ 2 ml /lit or propiconazole 1 ml /lit to control sheath blight in paddy. Go for application of flubendamide @0.3 ml /lit and trichogama cilonis @20000 egg parasites at 120 days of the crop to control Internodal borer in Sugarcane. To control Pink boll worm in cotton spraying with Profenophos @ 2ml/l and neem oil @ 5 ml/ l of water is recommended. Also over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep there is a good chance of rain and thunderstorms during next 2-3 days. South Interior Karnataka and the coastal regions of Karnataka are expected to get isolated thunderstorms and rain for next 3-4 days. Meanwhile, around November 2nd – 3rd, a new Western Disturbance (WD) will impact the Western Himalayan highlands, resulting in sporadic snowfall and rain over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Northern Punjab regions. For the duration of this forecast period, dry weather is expected over the rest of the nation.

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