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Europe Wheat Weather - Dec 29

29 Dec 2017 6:35 am
 
England and France 
 
Highlights: Light to moderate precipitation favoring eastern areas. 
Temperatures near to below normal. 
 
Forecast... 
 Days 1-3: Dry conditions or just some light precipitation Thursday. Light to 
moderate precipitation Friday. Light precipitation Saturday. Temperatures near 
to below normal Thursday, variable Friday, above normal Saturday. 
 
 Days 4-5: Episodes of light precipitation. Temperatures variable Sunday, near 
to above normal Monday. 
 
Benelux and Germany 
 
Highlights: Scattered light precipitation. Temperatures variable. 
 
Forecast... 
 Days 1-3: Dry conditions or just some light precipitation Thursday-Friday. 
Light precipitation Saturday. Temperatures near to below normal Thursday, 
variable Friday, near to above normal Saturday. 
 
 Days 4-5: Light precipitation Sunday. Dry conditions or just some light 
precipitation Monday. Temperatures near to above normal Sunday, variable 
Monday. 
 
East Europe 
 
Highlights: Mostly dry. Temperatures above normal. 
 
Forecast... 
 Days 1-3: Light precipitation Thursday. Dry weather Friday. Dry conditions or 
just some light precipitation Saturday. Temperatures near to above normal 
Thursday, near to below normal Friday-Saturday. 
 
 Days 4-5: Light precipitation Sunday. Dry conditions or just a little light 
precipitation Monday. Temperatures above normal Sunday, near to above normal 
Monday. 
 
WORLD WHEAT PROSPECTS 
 
    Cold weather in the southern plains puts the wheat crop into dormancy. 
Subzero temperatures early next week bear watching for any potential 
winterkill. Dry weather is expected to continue. 
    Recent rainfall and some snow will help recharge soil moisture through key 
winter wheat areas of Turkey. 
    Mostly favorable conditions, at this time for winter wheat in Ukraine and 
south Russia. Fall rainfall has helped recharge soil moisture in key growing 
areas, after late summer dryness and heat. Wheat is likely dormant in most 
areas at this time. 
    Mainly favorable conditions for winter wheat through western Europe at this 
time. Wet conditions through parts of eastern Europe are of some concern for 
winter wheat. Dryness and drought had been of concern in Spain and in Italy. 
Italy has had heavy rains during the fall which should end any further concerns 
over dryness issues. Spain has also seen an increase in rain activities during 
the past few week weeks. However Spain is need of more rain and better 
coverage. 
   Showers during the past week may have briefly delayed the wheat harvest in 
Australia but conditions improved again after that. 
   Colder temperatures through the North China Plain will ease winter wheat 
into dormancy. 
   A recent increase in rainfall through the drought areas of Morocco and 
western Algeria will help to ease stress to winter grains. However, more rain 
is needed to end drought like conditions. A continued more favorable weather 
pattern for winter grains to the east, although colder weather will slow 
development. 
   Recent showers in Pakistan and northwest India will favor development of 
recently planted winter wheat in the area. These crop areas reply mostly on 
irrigation and supplemental moisture during the January and February time from 
as cold fronts enter from the north. The region has turned drier and warmer 
again during the past week. 
 
 
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