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No relief from intense heat in Nagpur, Akola, Parbhani; Fruit drop may occur

March 28, 2018 1:23 PM |

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The state of Maharashtra has been witnessing intense summer heat for the past 2-3 days. The temperatures of almost all the divisions of the state have been witnessing new heights.

The weather of Vidarbha and Marathwada region in Maharashtra is no different. In fact, both the region have been worst affected.  Maximums over most parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada are settling close to or above 40 degrees Celsius, which are also above normal by 2-3 degrees Celsius.

However, relief is expected during the night as minimum temperatures are below normal by 2-3 degrees Celsius.

The diurnal variation between both the day and night temperatures is at its peak during this time, which is leading to warm days but comfortable nights.

On Tuesday, Akola recorded the maximum temperatures at 41.6ºC, Chandrapur 41.2ºC, Parbhani 41.2ºC, Amravati 40.4ºC, and Nagpur witnessed 40.2ºC.


As per Skymet Weather, in the absence of any significant weather activity over the region, dry weather would continue over both Vidarbha and Marathwada for the remaining days of the month.

The temperatures may rise further due to persistent dry spell which may further add on to the heatwave like conditions.

Isolated light rain or thundershowers are likely over parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada around April 5 or 6. However, showers may not give much relief as these pre-Monsoon showers would occur during the later afternoon or evening hours and by then day maximums would have already peaked.

At this juncture, let us look at the impact of this hot weather condition on the agriculture of Maharashtra:

The sudden increase in temperatures that are leading to the dry and hot weather conditions is likely to harm the fruiting orchards of Mango, Orange, Mosambi and vegetable crops. Farmers are advised to irrigate the fruiting Orchard and vegetable crops.

Due to variation in diurnal temperature, disease and fruit drop may occur, farmers are suggested to take measures to prevent the fruit drops and also irrigate the Maize and Groundnut crop as per requirement.

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