By Marvin G. Perez
Brazil’s main coffee areas of Parana, São Paulo and Minas Gerais will see mostly dry weather this week as temperatures rise rapidly, according to Climatempo.
No rain is forecast through end of August in south-central areas of the country and temperatures may exceed 30°C (86F) during afternoons, meteorologist Nadiara Pereira, says in report
Espírito Santo, Bahia states will see isolated rain episodes this week
Recent rains induced some blooming for 2023 crops, and moisture is needed to sustain it, says Donald Keeney at Maxar Technologies
While short-term blooms may be OK, La Ninaweather conditions are expected to stick through end of the year
“Risks are pretty high for issues” to emerge during prime season for growth
Threat is for all crops in the country, including citrus, sugar cane
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 11.4mm; min-max range is 0-43.4mm