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Locust Watch for the Next Week (22-28th September, 2017) Based on Current Weather Data


 

Current Situation: (CALM)


Parameters Desired Actual Remarks
Rainfall >25 mm each in last two months On average 94 mm rainfall in July and 61 mm rainfall in August occurred in lower Sindh Favaourable for laying Eggs
Air Temperature 20-35 °C 24-38 °C Favaourable for Egg and Hopper development
Soil Temperature (Shallow Depths) < 35 °C 29-37 °C Favorable; eggs may develop
Wind Speed < 13.6 Knots for Adults and < 19.4 Knots for Swarm to take off 02-06 Knots Favorable for both Adults and Swarm to take off

Locust Watch for the Next Week (15-21st September, 2017) Based on Current Weather Data


 

Current Situation: (CALM)


Parameters Desired Actual Remarks
Rainfall >25 mm each in last two months On average 94 mm rainfall in July and 61 mm rainfall in August occurred in lower Sindh Favaourable for laying Eggs
Air Temperature 20-35 °C 25-36 °C Favaourable for Egg and Hopper development
Soil Temperature (Shallow Depths) < 35 °C 29-37 °C Favorable; eggs may develop
Wind Speed < 13.6 Knots for Adults and < 19.4 Knots for Swarm to take off 04-12 Knots Favorable for both Adults and Swarm to take off

Locust Watch for the Next Week (8-14th September, 2017) Based on Current Weather Data


 

Current Situation: (CALM)


Parameters Desired Actual Remarks
Rainfall >25 mm each in last two months On average 94 mm rainfall in July and 61 mm rainfall in August occurred in lower Sindh Favaourable for laying Eggs
Air Temperature 20-35 °C 23-34 °C Favaourable for Egg and Hopper development
Soil Temperature (Shallow Depths) < 35 °C 27-34 °C Favorable; eggs may develop
Wind Speed < 13.6 Knots for Adults and < 19.4 Knots for Swarm to take off 04-12 Knots Favorable for both Adults and Swarm to take off

Locust Watch for the Next Week (1-7th September, 2017) Based on Current Weather Data


 

Current Situation: (CALM)


Parameters Desired Actual Remarks
Rainfall >25 mm each in last two months On average 35 mm in June and 94 mm in July, occurred in lower Sindh Favaourable for laying Eggs
Air Temperature 20-35 °C 26-36 °C Favaourable for Egg and Hopper development
Soil Temperature (Shallow Depths) < 35 °C 30-37 °C Generally, favorable for egg development
Wind Speed < 13.6 Knots for Adults and < 19.4 Knots for Swarm to take off 03-11 Knots Favorable for both Adults and Swarm to take off

Locust Prediction for the Next Week (25-31st August, 2017) Based on Current Weather Data


Current Situation: (Calm) no threat to crops, maintain regular surveys and monitoring.


Parameters Desired Actual Remarks
Rainfall >25 mm each in last two months On average 35 mm in June and 94 mm in July, occurred in lower Sindh Favaourable for laying Eggs
Air Temperature 20-35 °C 26-36 °C Favaourable for Egg and Hopper development
Soil Temperature (Shallow Depths) < 35 °C 30-38 °C To some extent, favorable for egg development
Wind Speed < 13.6 Knots for Adults and < 19.4 Knots for Swarm to take off 03-10 Knots Favorable for Adults as well as Swarm to take off

Locust Prediction for the Next Week (18-24th August, 2017) Based on Current Weather Data


Parameters Desired Actual Remarks
Rainfall >25 mm each in last two months On average 35 mm in June and 94 mm in July, occurred in lower Sindh Favaourable for laying Eggs
Air Temperature 20-35 °C 24-36 °C Favaourable for Egg and Hopper development
Soil Temperature (Shallow Depths) < 35 °C 29-37 °C Generally, favorable for egg development
Wind Speed < 13.6 Knots for Adults and < 19.4 Knots for Swarm to take off 04-18 Knots Not so much favorable for Adults to take off. But favorable for Swarm to take off

Locust Prediction for the next week (11-17th August, 2017) based on current weather data


Parameters Desired Actual Remarks
Rainfall >25 mm each in last two months On average 35 mm in June and 94 mm in July, occurred in lower Sindh Favaourable for laying Eggs
Air Temperature 20-35 °C 25-36 °C Favaourable for Egg and Hopper development
Soil Temperature (Shallow Depths) < 35 °C 35-38 °C Unfavorable; Eggs may die
Wind Speed < 13.6 Knots for Adults and < 19.4 Knots for Swarm to take off 14-16 Knots Not favorable for Adults to take off. But favorable for Swarm to take off