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North India may face above-normal maximum temperature for next 3 days: IMD

Met advises farmers to monitor crops regularly, resort to light irrigation

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This may adversely impact the wheat crop that is approaching the stage of reproductive growth, which is sensitive to temperature. Photo: Shutterstock

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
North India can expect more warm days this week. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperatures are likely to remain 5 to 7 degree Celsius above normal over many parts of northwest India for the next three days.  

This may adversely impact the wheat crop that is approaching the stage of reproductive growth, which is sensitive to temperature, the meteorological department warned through a late evening press release issued on Monday.

"High temperature during flowering and maturing period leads to loss in yield. There could be a similar impact on other standing crops and horticulture," met said.

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First Published: Feb 21 2023 | 11:57 AM IST

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