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Dry weather in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik beneficial for wheat, fruit crops

February 13, 2018 1:15 PM |

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Heavy rain and hailstorms were reported in parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada region, while the Konkan and Goa and Madhya Maharashtra regions continued to remain dry.

The reason for the prevalence of dry weather over the region can be associated with the trough and the cyclonic circulation that were over the eastern parts of the state. These two weather systems mainly affected Vidarbha and Marathwada region and thus rains escaped from showing upon Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa.

However, humid winds from the Bay of Bengal were passing through Madhya Maharashtra region. Hence, the day temperatures of Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa region registered a marginal fall.


As per Skymet weather, the induced cyclonic circulation over northwest Rajasthan has moved eastwards. In addition to this, cool northerly and northeasterly winds have also commenced over the northern parts of Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa region, resulting in a drop in the minimums.


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The night temperatures of Mumbai dropped by 2 degrees and settled at 15.8°C today. Mahabaleshwar and Ratnagiri also witnessed a drop by a degree in the minimums.

As of now also, dry weather is expected to prevail over both the regions. The minimum temperatures of both Konkan and Goa and northern parts of Madhya Maharashtra are expected to remain marginally below the normal. The weather would remain cool and pleasant during the night, however, due to the clear sky and bright sunshine, the day would remain warm.

The day temperatures are expected to remain in the range of higher 20’s to lower 30’s.

Take a look at the impact of this weather on agriculture:

The dry and cold weather has been beneficial for the standing crops of Wheat and fruit crops of the region. Farmers in Madhya Maharashtra are advised to continue harvesting of matured Rabi crops such as wheat, Jowar, and Bengal gram.

While the farmers in Konkan & Goa and Madhya Maharashtra are requested to complete sowing of Summer crops. Due to the cloudy weather in the last few days, Mango, Cashew nut, Pomegranate, and Grape could face pest infestation, therefore farmers are requested to be more vigilant for pest attack. On the basis of infestation, severity farmers are advised to take proper control measures.

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