As revelers prepare themselves for the immersive rhythms of the Carnivalthe National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) sheds light on the climate dance that Brazil will experience in February 2024.
Rain in tune with the rhythm of nature, temperature variations and a special stage for agricultural development in Rio Grande do Sul are the highlighted elements in this climatic spectacle.
Irregular rains: notes in different regions of the country
According to Inmet’s meteorological chords, February’s climate score reserves different notes for different regions of Brazil.
The highlight is the South Region, especially the charming state of Rio Grande do Sul. However, other areas, such as parts of the North and South Regions, Mato Grosso and Goiás, may experience below-average rainfall, while the South of Brazil expects above average volumes.
Attention turns to the necessary balance in southern rainfall, as even forecasts close to or slightly below average can impact crop development, especially in phases that require more humidity.
Impacts on the 2023/24 grain harvest: a dance of humidity and development
The scenario for the grain harvest in Matopiba, covering parts of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia, shines with the promise of humidity.
The return of rains in December/2023 and January/2024 increased soil humidity, boosting sowing and the development of first-crop crops. With the forecast of above-average rainfall in February/2024, the trend is positive, contributing to the maintenance of humidity and the continued growth of crops.
Central Brazil also enters the choreography of this climactic dance, with a favorable environment predicted for plantations to flourish.
Temperature variations: a thermal ballet in yellow and orange tones
The thermometer rises to prominence, with above-average temperatures painting the Brazilian scene in shades of yellow and orange. Regions such as Amazonas, Pará, Amapá, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, Matopiba, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte and Pernambuco should feel the heat, with average temperatures reaching the 30ºC mark.
However, in the extreme south of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul dances with temperatures close to average. In contrast, the south of Minas Gerais, the south of Espírito Santo, the east of Santa Catarina and Rio de Janeiro may experience a slightly milder thermal choreography, with forecasts indicating temperatures below average.
Rio Grande do Sul: main star in the agricultural symphony
With harmonious temperatures and volumes of rain above expectations, Rio Grande do Sul assumes the role of main star in the agricultural symphony of February 2024. Farmers from Rio Grande do Sul are ready to take advantage of the favorable conditions, ensuring the flourishing of crops and the efficient execution of agricultural activities.
The stage is set, and the dance between rains and temperatures promise a promising harvest this festive month. Let the climactic symphony of Brazilian Carnival begin!