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Agromet Observatory was established at CSSRI, Karnal on 1 January 1972 and is located in the CSSRI Experimental Farm at 29° 43' N latitude, 76° 58' E longitude and 245 m elevation above the mean sea level. It is Class-A Observatory and the following parameters are recorded twice a day (07:22/8:30 and 14:22 hours IST):

  • Air temperature- minimum and maximum
  • Air relative humidity
  • Vapour pressure
  • Rainfall
  • Evaporation
  • Sunshine hours
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Soil temperatures at 5, 10 and 20 cm depths
  • Minimum grass temperature
Weather data from January 1972 to current date are archived into a Weather Database in the Agro-met Lab and are available for sale at the approved price rate to only research and educational purposes of Govt/University/Other organizations.Daily weather data are supplied at free of cost to print radio and television media for further transmission to farmers for planning of agricultural operations/activities.



News and Events

Dr. Raju, R., Scientist (Agricultural Economics) awarded for Best Paper Presentation (Male) in the memory of Shri. Bhau Punaji Hile Memorial Award in the 2nd International Conference of Agricultural Economics-2017 of Maharashtra Society of Agricultural Economics (MSAE) held during 10-11th February 2017 at MPKV, Rahuri (Maharashtra)

Dr. Sanjay Arora, Principal Scientist awarded prestigious `J.S. Bali award 2016' at 1st Asian Conference, Raipur

Dr. D.K.Sharma Principal Scientist & Ex. Director awarded Gold Medal by Indian Society of Agronomy during the 4th International Agronomy Congress 2016 for his outstanding contribution in the field of salt-affected soils and use of poor quality waters

Dr V.K Mishra Head ,ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Lucknow received Dr M.S Swaminathan Award for his significant contribution in management of sodic soil in Uttar Pradesh

Mr. Arijit Barman has been awarded a `Best Poster Award' in International Conference sponsored by Indian Society of Soil Science & Land Use Planning, Nagpur held on 10-13, November, 2016

Dr. P.C. Sharma joined as Director of Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal on 7th October 2016

Dr Subhasis Mandal awarded Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award of ICAR for the year 2015

Dr. Ajay Kumar Bhardwaj has been awarded “Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award” of ICAR for 2015. He bagged the award for Natural Resource Management and Agricultural Engineering

CSSRI got the `Certification of Registration ISO 9001:2008'






Quick Jump


Weather on 30.03.2017 at CSSRI, Karnal
Temperature (°C)
36.5 17.0
RH (%)
Wind Speed (km/hr)
Rainfall (mm) Nil
Evaporation (mm)


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