Agromet bulletin for farmers

Port Blair
26 Jun 2018

The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for farmers for the period from June 27 to July 1. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast cloudy weather with moderate to heavy rainfall in the next five days. In South Andaman 169 mm of rainfall and in North and Middle Andaman 171 mm and in Nicobar Island 195 mm of rainfall is expected during the period. The maximum temperature will be 28 to 31 degree centigrade with minimum temperature of 23 to 25 degree centigrade, whereas the maximum and minimum relative humidity is expected to be in the range of 76 to 83 % and 72 to 78 %, respectively in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Wind speed of 14 to 30 kmph is expected from South Westerly direction.
Farmers in South Andaman have been advised to avoid overland flow of rain water in agricultural hilly/elevated terrain and keep the channel clean to drain runoff water, keep open the bunds in vegetable to drain out excess rain water and keep the day old chicks inside the shelter, provide light and keep the floor dry in poultry shed.   In Nicobar, farmers have been advised to make the channels in the community field of vegetable to avoid stagnation of water and keep the day old chicks inside the shelter, provide light and keep the floor dry in poultry shed.