CoffeeNetwork (São Paulo) – According to the latest weather update, the cold front should push North to Paraná and Southern São Paulo but is not expected to be strong enough to make it to Southern Minas Gerais. Forecasts expect the coldest morning to be on Sunday, not Saturday as earlier reports were saying. The frost threat is expected to reach minor areas in Paraná, and São Paulo.
According to INMET in a forecast released overnight, temperatures are going to drop in São Paulo, and Minas Gerais over the weekend. Temperatures could reach between 4 and 6º C with the likelihood of frost on high altitude areas, but no major coffee areas would be damaged.
According to Rural Clima, a local weather agency in Brazil, the temperatures should start dropping today in southern Brazil. The temperatures will drop in São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul, South of Minas, and South of Goias on Friday, and the coldest days are going to be on July 6th and 7th. The cold front will not be strong enough to cause significant damage to coffee areas, although some localized frost can occur in higher altitude regions.
By Fernando Maximiliano