NFO reports that Italy has been struck by bad weather once again this season. At the start of this week the fruit cultivation in the regions Bolzano and Merano were hit.
2019 will go down in history as a record year as far as weather conditions are concerned. It is possible that the EU harvest estimate figures for Italy will have to be adjusted down. During Prognosfruit it was announced that there was a lot more hail damage this year compared to last year and there are a lot of little fruits. This will influence the sales.
Measurements taken during the downpour in Bolzano showed that 'In less than twenty minutes 27 mm of rain per square metre was dumped on the city.' As well as rainfall, widespread hail storms with stones up to 2cm were registered. The storm was paired with very strong gusts of wind with a maximum speed of almost 75 km per hour.