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Floods in Murcia, lots of rain in Alicante and snow on Canary Islands adversely impacting Spanish cultivation

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It is not the first time Spanish cultivation areas have been pummelled by lousy weather. This bad weather is moving over parts of Spain. There is rain in some places, and rivers flooding in others. Streets in, for example, Murcia, are flooded.

In the southern part of the Alicante province, they have to deal with the impact of a new Dana or Gota Fria, making their way across the country. And it has snowed on the highest parts of the Canary Islands. This is according to reports in Spanje Vandaag.

Some places in Murcia have received more than 100 liters/m2. This has been more than 50 liters/m2 in the province of Alicante. This rainfall was recorded in that province's regions of Marina Alta and Vega Baja. There has been a lot of rain in the Valencia province and Almería too. The rivers there have, however, not yet burst their banks.

Snowflake Cold

Frost in northern Italy heavily damages orchards

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Frost on 24/03/2020 caused serious damage. In some areas of the Bologna and Ravenna provinces and in the central plains in Emilia, temperatures almost reached -6°C.

Emilia-Romagna

Apo Conerpo president Davide Vernocchi reports "considerable damage to stone fruit: almost the entire apricot production is compromised and peach, nectarine, plum and golden kiwi productions have been heavily damaged. We still have to assess the damage on top fruit and especially pears."

"There is nothing left. I do not know how long it lasted, but enough to damage every single fruit. I believe it will be difficult for producers to honor payments this year, as we will have no income," explains Massimo Franchini, a peach and apricot producer from Casal Fiumanese (BO).

Technician Alessandro Passerini confirms that "apricots have been heavily damaged, so much so that the entire production has been lost in some cases. As for peaches, it will take a few days to assess the situation."

Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: As global agriculture locks up do we starve?

Global crop declines map
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Over the last two months as China locked up, so did its agriculture and fertilizer industries. This means delayed or no planting for China with fertilizer shortages in their country as well massive shortfalls for N. American and E.U growers. The climate system is in disarray from Earth's electromagnetic coupling with the four gas giants moving into 2023-2024. Plantations are ceasing operations across the globe for the next month and global shipping continues to decline. How will the world feed itself this year? Limit One is the new global mantra for 2020.


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Storm system brings up to 10 inches of spring snow to Newfoundland, Canada

About 17 centimetres of snow fell on St. John's Tuesday night.
© Ryan Cooke/CBC
About 17 centimetres of snow fell on St. John's Tuesday night.
St. John's didn't get the full brunt of a storm system that swept across the island on Tuesday night, but high winds are still expected to make a mess of it Wednesday.

About 17 centimetres fell in the capital city and surrounding area. A further five centimetres is forecast to fall throughout the morning on Wednesday, as winds gust up to 90 km/h.

"We probably shouldn't let our guard down because as the day goes on, the wind is going to pick up,"said Environment Canada meteorologist Rodney Barney.

The system was initially expected to bring as much as 30 centimetres to the northeast Avalon, but Barney said the system tracked a little further west.

The brunt of it hit Clarenville and Terra Nova, where roughly 27 centimetres of snow fell.

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Record snowfall in Nagano City, Japan

Brightly blooming red plum blossoms coated with wet, heavy snow.

On the 24th of March came winter-type weather in the prefecture, with snow falling mainly in the north accompanied by cold air.

According to the Nagano Regional Meteorological Observatory, the 12-hour snowfall in Nagano by noon was 14 cm, the highest in March's observation history.

Snowflake Cold

Late heavy frost hits produce in Poland

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Poland received its first heavy frost of the year, it seems.

Included are pictures shared on Twitter by Fruitteeltonline, it's unsure how much produce has been damaged.

Another very cold night is expected, with temperatures of -6 degrees Celsius in some parts of Poland.

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Snow and hail hit southern Italy as temperatures plunge

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The end of March is set to be unusually cold across much of Italy after weeks of mild weather, with wind, rain and even snow in some places this week.

Some parts of southern Italy woke up to snow or hail on Tuesday morning and temperatures dropped across the country as a cycle of freezing air moved in from Russia across parts of the Mediterranean.

The south-east cast of Italy, which has been basking in unusually high temperatures of around 20 degrees, saw snow and hail on Tuesday morning as temperatures plunged.


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Early snow blankets parts of South Island, New Zealand as temperatures drop

A thick layer of snow could be seen at the small township of Becks near St.Bathans, Central Otago on Tuesday.
© BECS CALDER
A thick layer of snow could be seen at the small township of Becks near St.Bathans, Central Otago on Tuesday.
Parts of Central Otago were blanketed in snow on Tuesday after a strong southerly in the South Island saw temperatures plummet.

The southerly began moving its way up the South Island from about 9pm on Monday and caused high winds and snow in Central Otago.

The temperature in Canterbury dropped suddenly from 18 degrees Celsius to 5 as the southerly front made its way north.

Winds in Canterbury rapidly rose from 10-15kmh to gusts of 81kmh.

Igloo

The Northern Hemisphere is having one of its snowiest winters since records began in 1979

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We've long been told that snow will soon be a thing of the past...

In 2013, the Guardian ran with the story that the Arctic would be "ice-free by 2015" due to a catastrophic methane-induced warming "pulse" and a lack of snowfall and ice.

Ten years ago, the same rag claimed that Greenland was going to "collapse" within 10 years. And yet, according to NASA, its largest glacier, the Jacobshavn, has been growing for the past three years, and in Jan, 2020 the island actually set a new all-time record low temperature.

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Winter takes over Romania at the end of March

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© Richard Gunion/Dreamstime.com
Winter has made an unexpected comeback in Romania at the end of this week and is likely to stay at least until Wednesday, March 25.

Temperatures have dropped significantly all around the country on Sunday, March 22, and it has been snowing in the northern regions and the mountain area since Saturday night.

The mountain areas are already under a code yellow for moderate snowfall and, starting Monday morning, at around 2:00 AM, snow will intensify throughout the country, and especially in the southern half, according to the National Weather Administration (ANM).


Comment: Winter is also hanging on in many other European countries.

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