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6:20 AM, Wednesday, December 09, 2020


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS/IMPACTS...

BRAZIL/PARAGUAY - Need for rain increasing and will continue to increase in some northeastern growing areas of Brazil from sections of Bahia northward. next good chances not until 11-15 day. Elsewhere in Brazil and Paraguay some recent rain and some additional chances into the 6-10 day period continues to improve growing conditions for summer crops. Some dry time this week in Rio Grande do Sul and Paraguay allow more completion of summer crop planting to occur.

ARGENTINA - Return of dry weather past few days and more dry time this week should allow further progress in summer crop planting. Need for rain gradually increasing. Some rain in east later in 5 day, and better chances longer term, especially in northern growing areas.

AUSTRALIA - Some dry days returning to eastern wheat areas after last weekend into Mon. rain improve harvest conditions. Recent weather has been favorable for harvest in western wheat areas. Some showers returning to west this week slow harvest at times. --- EUROPE - 1-5 day heating demand near to below normal most areas, some above normal in central areas. 6-10 day heating demand near to below normal. --- FORMER SOVIET UNION - Some precip this week into weekend western 1/2 of Ukraine and southern Belarus beneficial. Coolest low temps continue to be in northeastern winter crop areas with some single numbers above normal below zero. --- SOUTH AFRICA -- Periodic rain chances here should maintain or increase soil moisture in corn areas, keeping overall growing conditions favorable. --- NORTH AFRICA - Recent rain here has been beneficial for increasing soil moisture in many areas, but based slowed planting. That trend continues this week, then less rain for 6-10 day. --- TROPICAL PACIFIC UPDATE - The latest weekly value of the sea surface temperature departure from normal in the NINO3.4 region of the Tropical Pacific as of Mon. from the U.S. Climate Prediction Center was - 1.1 degrees C., up from -1.3 degrees C. last week. Recent values in moderate La Nina category.


BRAZIL/PARAGUAY GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures yest. mostly 80s/90s, a few cooler and a few warmer. During the past 24 hours little or no rain fell in some far northeastern and in some of the west-central into southern growing areas of Brazil as well as in Paraguay. Elsewhere Brazil some 0.25- 1.00" rainfall reported with spotty heavier.

    Most highs this week 80s/90s, some cooler in eastern growing areas. Little or no significant rain into weekend in some far northeastern growing areas of Brazil from section of Bahia, also in most of Rio Grande do Sul, most of Santa Catarina, Parana, southern and central Mato Grosso do Sul, far western Sao Paulo and Paraguay. Elsewhere showers and t-storms continue with 5 day rainfall of 0.75-3.00". 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal Paraguay and southern 1/3 of growing areas of Brazil, near to below normal farther north. 11-15 day rainfall near normal most areas. Need for rain increasing and will continue to increase in some northeastern growing areas of Brazil from sections of Bahia northward. Next good chances not until 11-15 day. Elsewhere in Brazil and Paraguay some recent rain and some additional chances into the 6-10 day period continue to improve growing conditions for summer crops. Some dry time this week in Rio Grande do Sul and Paraguay allow more completion of summer crop planting to occur.


ARGENTINA GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures yest. mostly 80s/low 90s. Most areas dry past 24 hours.

    High temps this week 80s/90s. Little or no rain most areas next few days, the some showers this weekend. 0.25-0..75" amounts in eastern growing areas, 0.05-0.40" in west. 6-10 day rainfall near to above normal northern growing areas, near to below normal elsewhere. 11-15 day rainfall near normal north and central, near to below south. Return of dry weather recently and more dry time this week should allow further progress in summer crop planting. Need for rain gradually increasing in near future. Some rain in east later in 5 day and additional chances longer term, especially in northern growing areas.


EUROPEAN GROWING AREAS

    High temperatures yest. 30s/40s large part of this region, some warmer in south. 1-5 day temps near to above normal most areas, some below normal in central Europe. 6-10 day temps near to above normal. 1-5 day heating demand near to below normal most areas, some above normal in central areas. 6-10 day heating demand near to below normal.


FORMER SOVIET UNION GROWING AREAS

    Any precip here past 24 hours was spotty and light. There continue to be lows in the single numbers above and below zero in northeastern winter crop areas, with teens/20s elsewhere. Some of these northeastern winter crop areas have snow cover, while elsewhere snow cover more scattered. Precip light this week into weekend in most areas, but some 0.10-0.50" amounts spread into the western 1/2 of Ukraine and southern Belarus. Lows in the single numbers above and below zero continue in northeastern winter crop areas with warmer lows elsewhere. Some precip in western 1/2 of Ukraine and southern Belarus beneficial. Coolest low temps continue to be in northeastern winter crop areas with some single numbers above normal below zero.


NORTH AFRICA

    High temperatures yest. mostly 50s/60s. During the past 24 hours most wheat areas had some 0.10-0.75" rainfall with a few lighter and a few heavier amounts. Rain chances continue for a few more days with 0.05-0.50" amounts and spotty heavier. 6-10 day rainfall near to below normal. Recent rain here has been beneficial for increasing soil moisture in many areas, but based slowed planting. That trend continues this week, then less rain for 6-10 day.


AUSTRALIAN GROWING AREAS

    During the past 24 hours any rain in most wheat areas was spotty and light. Drier weather returns to most eastern wheat areas into late week and weekend, with a few showers in far northeast. Some showers return to western wheat areas this week with 0.05-0.50" rainfall. 6- 10 day rainfall near to below normal, some above normal in eastern parts of both the eastern and western wheat areas. Some dry days returning to eastern wheat areas after last weekend into Mon. improve harvest conditions. Recent weather has been favorable for harvest in western wheat areas. Some showers returning to west this week slow harvest at times.


SOUTH AFRICA

    High temperatures yest. 70s/80s. During the past 24 hours rainfall of 0.25-1.00" reported in some western and southern corn areas. Rain lighter and more spotty elsewhere. More rain chances here this week into Sat., most amounts 0.25-1.00" along with some heavier central and east and some lighter in west. 6-10 day rainfall near to above most areas, some lighter west and south. Rain chances in near term here should maintain or increase soil moisture in corn areas, keeping overall growing conditions favorable.


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