Harvesting of Wheat, Jowar advisable as rain, hailstorm to hit Parbhani, Nagpur, Akola

Harvesting of Wheat, Jowar advisable as rain, hailstorm to hit Parbhani, Nagpur, Akola

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After reeling under dry and warm weather conditions and witnessing rising mercury levels, some rains are finally foreseen for the regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada. In general, rains have remained on the lower side for both the regions during the month of March.

It is due to the development of any significant weather system over the region or formation of a confluence zone over the region that rain occurs over both the regions. This is exactly the situation at present that would result in rains over parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada.

As per Skymet Weather, a cyclonic circulation is marked over North Madhya Maharashtra and adjoining Madhya Pradesh. Coupled with this, the Depression in the Arabian Sea and an associated trough extending along Konkan and Goa region would be causing rain and thundershowers over the region.

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Rain and thundershowers followed by the cloudy sky are predicted for both the regions. Hailstorms are also a possibility over both the areas around March 15 continuing until March 17 and reducing thereafter.

However, the intensity and spread of these rains would be more over the northern parts of the region in comparison with the southern districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada.


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The regions that are most likely to get affected by this rain and hailstorm activities are Amravati, Akola, Nagpur, Nanded, Jalna, and Hingoli.

Talking about the temperatures of both the regions, the maximum temperatures of Vidarbha and Marathwada have dropped and at present are settling close to normal. While minimums are running above normal by 2-3 degrees. These rain and hailstorm activities would, in turn, result in a further drop in the temperatures.

Let’s see the impact of this weather on the agriculture belt of Vidarbha and Marathwada:

Due to variations in temperature, pest attack may increase on vegetables. Therefore, farmers are advised to keep a watch on vegetable crops for the same along with on Groundnut crop.

Farmers are also recommended to irrigate Groundnut and Maize crop considering rainfall forecast in next 2-3 days. Moreover, it is advised to continue harvesting of Orange, Grapes, Mosambi, and pomegranate as well. Farmers should complete harvesting of Wheat, Jowar, and Safflower as well.

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