BRAZIL: Centre-South sees 25% less rainfall than 30 year average

Published: 04/07/2017, 12:01:10 PM

According to monitoring carried out by the Datagro Consultancy, the sugarcane areas of the Centre-South Region have received lower than average rainfall, reports Universo Agro.

As of March 27, the volume of water was 119.3 mm, 25.3% below the 30 year average. In Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, the indexes were above average, with 200.8mm (+ 8.1%) and 157.8mm (+ 30.5%), respectively.

Despite the low rainfall, Datagro points out that no drought symptoms were observed in the crops in São Paulo. In addition, the cane areas still remain showing good visual and developmental aspects.

The climate survey conducted by the consultancy indicates drier weather in most of the Centre-South until April 3, with some rains in Mato Grosso and Goiás. The following week, after day 04, the precipitation should return to the entire region, reaching 60mm in Mato Grosso do Sul and Goiás, 50mm in Mato Grosso, 40mm in Paraná and Minas Gerais and 20mm in São Paulo.