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Nashik, Pune to continue with dry weather, irrigate summer crops as per soil moisture

February 16, 2018 3:28 PM |

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The recent rains spared Madhya Maharashtra regions like the Konkan and Goa region. The dry and warm weather has been prevailing over this region of the state due to which, the temperatures have been on a rising trend.

The maximums are near normal or are marginally below normal in Madhya Maharashtra while the minimums are marginally above the normal. In contrast with the northern parts, the southern stations of the region are much warmer wherein, the maximums are settling in mid-30’s.

In the last 24 hours, the maximums settled 2 degrees below the normal for Kolhapur. However, the stations like Solapur, Nashik, Jalgaon, and Sangli witnessed the daytime high a degree beneath the normal. Maximum of Pune, on the other hand, was near normal.


According to Skymet Weather, as no significant weather system is likely over the region, no significant changes are anticipated for the Madhya Maharashtra. The temperatures are not expected to drop as of now and would remain on a higher side. Dry weather would continue with bright sunshine and clear sky.


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Winds are expected to continue to blow from the east direction which will ensure that the temperatures would remain on the higher side. Weather will be dry with bright sunshine and clear sky. Hence, not much relief is expected from the ongoing warm weather conditions over the region.

At this stage, let’s look at the impact of this weather on agriculture:

Due to partly cloudy weather in the past week and increased temperatures, pest infestation can be noticed in Mango, Grapes, Pomegranate and vegetable crops. Farmers are advised to take proper measures to avoid pest infestation.

It is advised to provide irrigation to the summer crop as per soil moisture and crop requirement. Complete the harvesting of physiologically matured crops of Jowar, Bengal gram, and Wheat. Store the harvested produce at a safe place.

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