Weather in Ukraine contributes to winter crops
In December in Ukraine was dominated by unusually warm weather. The average monthly air temperature at 1-20 degrees higher than the abnormally warm December 2015 and 2016. In the second decade of the cyclone sparked snowfall, ice, high snow and strong wind. Significant precipitation is recorded in Transcarpathia, in the Carpathian mountains, someregions of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk. Sometimes they exceeded the average level of the second decade of December for the observation period 1961-2016 years.
Warm air in the southern regions, Donetsk, Poltava, Cherkasy and Dnipropetrovsk regions and also some regions of Western and Northern regions led to the continuation of the growth processes of leaves and root development in winter cereals. For the rest of the country the average temperatures have been below biological zero, so the growth process was not observed as a deep state of winter dormancy.
the Condition of the crops is predominantly good or satisfactory. During December risks to the overwintering of plants is not fixed. On the depth at which the nodes of tillering night temperatures never dropped below -4 degrees, and it significantly exceeds the critical temperature of freezing.
On the territory of Zaporizhzhya, Mykolaiv and Donetsk regions, where autumn precipitation deficit was observed, the definition of autumn soaking the soil revealed a lack of moisture.