Past Weather (11th December to 20th December, 2016)
Light to moderate rainfall reported from most of the agricultural plains of K.P and light rainfall reported in the few agricultural plains of Punjab, Balochistan, G. B & Kashmir however, dry weather reported from Sindh.
Night temperatures are expected to drop slightly (1-2°C) in most of the agricultural plains of the country during the decade.
Cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the province. Also dense fog may prevail in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad & Sargodha divisions during the decade.
Dry weather is expected in most parts of the province.
Mainly cold and dry weather is expected during the decade however light to moderate rainfall is expected at scattered places in KP including Malakand & Hazara divisions from 27th to 29th of the decade.
Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the province.
Mainly cold and dry but cloudy weather is expected in most parts of G.B however light to moderate rain with snowfall is expected at scattered places from 24th to 25th and from 28th to 30th of the decade.
Mainly cold and dry but cloudy weather is expected in most parts of the Kashmir however light to moderate rain with snowfall is expected at Muzzaffarabad and Rawalakot regions from 27th to 29th of the decade.
Normal wind pattern may prevail in most of the agricultural plains of the country during the decade.
Advisory for Farmers
During the last two months dry weather has been reported from most of the agricultural plains of the country and is likely to prevail by the end of December. Keeping in view the present and expected dry atmospheric/soil conditions following advices are proposed farming community especially for rainfed areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
Farmers obtaining crop water through tube wells are advised to schedule the irrigation as per crop requirement.
Wheat cultivation is in progress in most of the irrigated areas. Farmers of irrigated areas should irrigate the crop as per requirement in accordance with the prevailing weather conditions. Normally first irrigation is given 20-25 days after sowing.
Farmers are advised to cultivate winter vegetables in time.
In areas like Potohar Region and adjoining areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where rain water storages are available farmers are advised to irrigate crops by using available irrigation methods like sprinkler irrigation etc.
Removing weeds from the standing crops is very important as weeds utilize moisture and food which are to be utilized by the crop. As a result considerable loss in yield occurs every year.