Thursday, December 30, 2010


LUDHIANA, DECEMBER 29:------------

The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at the PAU Meteorological Observatory remained slightly below normal by1- 2 ̊ C as viewed from 49th Standard meteorological week (SMW) onwards, informed Dr L.K. Dhaliwal, Associate Professor (Agrometeorology) at PAU. The sunshine hours too was recorded below normal while the relative humidity (morning and evening) remained above normal during the same period. No rainfall was recorded after October 22 , she added. Discussing about the weather parameters of the previous month, she said that November was completely dry.

Giving further details, Dr Dhaliwal said that the maximum and minimum temperature for December 3-9 was 22.9 ̊ C and 5.9 ̊ C , which was near normal ( 22.9 ̊ C ( and lesser than normal (6.4 ̊ C), respectively. For the period December 10-16 also the trend was similar. From December 17-23, the maximum temperature was 19.9 ̊ C ( normal being 20.7 ̊ C) while the minimum temperature was 4.4 ̊ C ( normal being 5.6 ̊ C). She observed that maximum and minimum temperatures dropped by 2-3 ̊ C from December 25 onwards, thereby adding to the cold.

According to the weather records, low/medium clouds are seen over parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, said Dr Dhaliwal while predicting scattered rainfall over Punjab during the next two days. Fall in day temperature by 3-4 ̊ C over northwest India is expected during next 48 hours, she said. Cold conditions would occur over many parts of Punjab during next the coming 48 hours. In case low temperature, fog and cloudiness prevail, there may be yellowing of wheat leaves, she cautioned.

Keeping in view the forecast of rainfall in next two days, PAU expert advised the farmers to avoid irrigation for next two days in field and vegetables crops. Protection of the vegetable crops from low temperatures by using mulches is a necessity, she added.

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