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The probability of La Niña is 52% this quarter

The last week the Agro-climatic Seasonal Outlook - Spring 2017 was held in Santiago, in the Torres del Paine room of the Ministry of Agriculture. This meeting was organized and convened by the Sub Department of Information, Monitoring and Prevention (IMP) for Comprehensive Risk Management. Antonio Yaksic.....

Hope for late rain recedes as summer rainfall starts over the interior of the country

Demand starts overtaking water supply in the Western Cape

Demand for water is overtaking supply in the Western Cape, as a change of -0.1% was recorded over the past week in the province's dam levels. For the week prior, there was a small rise of 0.4% in the levels.The insufficient rainfall of this past winter in particular can be seen in a comparison between the.....

China: Gansu experiences huge hail storm

On 24 September, around 17:40, Gansu's Maqu County in Gannan suddenly experienced a huge hail storm that lasted for six minutes. The storm went from west to east, covering Maqu County and neigboring villages. Light installations, vegetable greenhouses and local weather stations have all suffered varying.....

Tropical storm Maria moving and turning East

Dominican Republic evaluates damage after Hurricane Maria

Tropical storm Maria has finally weakened from a hurricane for over a week, to a tropical storm at the moment. Even though its path continues offshore, it still hit North Carolina with strong winds and dangerous levels of water. The National Hurricane Centre expects the tropical storm to take a turn east,.....

Importers cooperate to absorb impact of extreme weather

Rain brought an early end to the mango season of Ivory Coast. Peruvian export halted due to rain and landslides. In January, Spain was hit by extreme cold, followed by extreme heat in June. According to the models of meteorologists, we should take more changeable weather into consideration as a consequence of.....

Nearly 30 growers affected

Whirlwind damage in Westland estimated at ten million

In recent days, the size of the damage caused by a whirlwind that hit part of the Westland last week on Thursday, became increasingly clear. The images of the whirlwind, or rather the devastation it left behind, are plain as day: a number of growers got the full blast. Some had a few broken windows, and the.....

Cabinet is providing more than 30 Million Euro

Germany: Aid program for damaged fruit and wine-growing businesses

In a meeting on September 19th, the Council of Ministers has decided on an aid program for Bavarian fruit producers and vintners whose production was damaged during the frosts in April 2017. After a period of warm weather and an early blossom, two cold nights between the 19th and 21st of April with.....