Monday, 9 January 2017

Black Sea weather risk for crops

Holiday season continues in the Black Sea so news is thin on the ground unlike the snow that has fallen across most of the region.

Low temperatures at the end of last week and over the weekend had a few commentators talking of possible crop damage but snow falls since have provided sufficient insulation that this really shouldn’t be a problem.

Temperatures which had fallen as low as -25oC (-13oF) have now lifted and are forecast to remain cold but well above anything that would harm crops for the rest of the week at least.

Snow continues to fall adding further insulation and crops are pretty much protected from anything the winter can throw at it.

The weather to watch out for will be spikes in temperature in late January and February causing a partial thaw followed by a sudden drop in temperatures; we can see some real damage happen then.