July 15, 2020

Potato and plantain, the crops most affected by the mixture of wind and calima – La Provincia


Although the forecast was that forward this Wednesday, the calima has continued to feel in the Archipelago. By Thursday, the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) predicts that the suspended dust will be reduced to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and only in the early hours of the day.

Meanwhile, the wind and the calm have left damages in the Canarian countryside, especially in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

According to the Grouping of Farmers and Livestock of the Canary Islands (Asaga), those damages have affected mainly the banana and the extra-early potato.

Thus, the wind has caused an intense exfoliation (loss of leaf) in the case of the extra-early potato, which will result in a drastic reduction of the next harvest, according to the agrarian organization.

In the banana there will be irregular ripening, loss of quality in the fruit due to friction and breakage and problems of deflection and burns caused by the presence of high temperatures.

Thursday forecast

Canary waits cloudy intervals this Thursday in the north of the islands of greater relief, with a tendency to dominate the clearings during the central hours; in the rest of the zones, as well as in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, predominance of the little cloudy or clear skies, except for some interval of high cloudiness during the afternoon.

The temperatures they will continue from slight to moderate descent, this being more significant in the maximum of areas of the interior of the eastern province.

The coastal waters Gran Canaria expects hundreds of south force 3 or 4, locally 5 on the northeast coast, rolling north or northwest 3 or 4 from the afternoon and raging north 5 on east and southeast coasts from dawn. Marejadilla or curly, except temporarily storm surge on the east coast. North bottom sea around the meter.

In Lanzarote and Fuerteventura there will be south or southeast of force 3 or 4, rolling northwest 3 or 4 from the afternoon. Marejadilla or storm surge. Northwest sea bottom with waves around the subway.

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