By Fabiana Batista
Temperatures declined in South region and parts of Sao Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul and extreme south of Minas Gerais, Marco Antonio dos Santos, a meteorologist ar Rural Clima in Valinhos said in voice message.
Frost probably occurred in the South region and in some isolated parts of Sao Paulo affecting sugar-cane, coffee and wheat
Isolated frost may have occurred in extreme south of Minas
Temperatures may drop lower Tuesday, raising frost risk
In contrast, Somar Meteorologia sees freezing temperatures getting less intense on Tuesday. Still, cold weather will expand to a broader area, including entire state of Sao Paulo and south of Minas Gerais
In Sao Paulo’s Mogiana and south of Minas, temperatures close to zero may occur only in lowland and vulnerable areas
Low temperatures include:
In Parana, -3 degrees Celsius in Ponta Grossa, -0.7 in Cascavel, 2.5 degrees in Maringa; Itapeva, south of Sao Paulo, dropped to 1.2 degrees: Rural Clima
In Guaxupe, 1.9 degrees Celsius, 1.7 degrees in Cabo Verde, 7.8 degrees in Alfenas and 6.3 degrees in Monte Santo de Minas: Meteorological station of Cooxupe
Brazil Biggest Arabica Coffee Area Weekly Rainfall Below-Normal
Rainfall in Brazil's biggest arabica coffee growing region measured 0mm in the past week, or 0% of the historical avg, according to Somar Meteorologia data.
Southern, southwest Minas Gerais state typically accounts for about 30% of Brazil's arabica coffee crop
Historical avg for this time period is 3.6mm; min-max range is 0-24.7mm