June 2019 turned out to be the hottest in the entire history of meteorological observations. High air temperatures of 30-37°С prevailed all over grain and oilseed cultivation areas. The average monthly air temperature was 4.0-5.5°C above normal. Until this year, the hottest was June 1999 with a positive abnormality of 3.3°С.
In Ukraine, the hot June was followed by a cold snap on July 1-10, when the average daytime air temperature fell to 15-20°С. In addition, quite abundant precipitation is forecast in the coming days, mostly all over the country except for the south.
Read about impact on condition of major grain crops in the full version of the article.
USDA reduced its 2019/20 oilseed harvest estimate for the Black Sea region to 45.098 MMT