Cold weather hits Indian mangoes

Variable weather hits Indian mangoes

Wet and cold weather in many Indian states during flowering has meant mango exports are already considerably lower than normal, with wholesale prices doubling in some cases.

Amrut Farms and Processes in the western Indian state of Gujarat has 2,500 Kesar mango trees exporting small volumes to the U.K., as well as supplying two exporting companies.

Owner Rishikesh Sojitra said his farm’s yields would be 50% lower this season compared to the previous one due the weather.

“Fruit setting was affected because it was colder than normal after flowering, resulting in lower pollination. It has affected us very badly.”

He said normal temperatures from December to February were around the 22-25°C (71.6-77°F) but this season temperatures were only 12°C (53.6°F).

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Australia: Record cold weather and floods leave a summer daze

Cold weather and floods leave a summer daze
12 March 2012

THE inner west has shivered through its coldest summer for 52 years. The overall average temperature for the region was 20.8C – 1.5C below the long-term average of 22.3C.

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Cold weather kills 11 in northern Tunisia, coldest since 1960s

Cold weather kills 11 in northern Tunisia
February 12, 2012

TUNIS, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — The cold weather spell which hit many parts of Tunisia has killed at least 11 people in the northern town of Ain Draham, near Algeria’s border, Radio Mosaique FM reported Saturday.

The last cold weather spell to have hit northern and northwestern Tunisia dated back to the 1960s.

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Record cold snap grips Korea for second day

Record cold snap grips Korea for second day
February 2, 2012

Freezing weather across Korea burst water meters and disrupted a transport line as the country grappled with an unusually severe cold spell on Thursday.

Temperatures fell to minus 17 C, a 55-year low for February weather, in Seoul and to the lowest level since meteorological records began in some regions of the country in the morning, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said.

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Mexico’s worst freeze in 50 years affects consumers, businesses as produce prices increase

Produce prices increase: Mexico freeze affects consumers, businesses
Mar. 9, 2011

Lettuce, tomatoes and green peppers sold in local markets and restaurants have been in short supply and of lower quality in recent weeks because of a freeze that devastated growing fields in Mexico last month.


Britain’s big freeze death toll hits 300 every day

Britain’s big freeze death toll hits 300 every day
22nd December, 2010

Nearly 300 more people a day died when freezing temperatures hit at the start of this month, new figures show.

A total of 11,193 deaths were registered in England and Wales bet­ween December 3 and 10, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

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Ecuador banana production drops up to 40% due to cold weather

Ecuador banana production drops up to 40% due to cold weather
November 16th, 2010

Banana growers in Ecuador say that cold weather has reduced the size and yield of the fruit, according to El Universo of Guayaquil.

Growers say that production has diminished 30% to 40% in the last two months. Exporters are offering them between US $1.40 and $1.70 per carton, when the official price is $5.40 per carton, further complicating the situation, the news

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Children perish in Peru big freeze

Children perish in Peru big freeze
Jul 26, 2010

Children aged under five have made up most of the hundreds of victims of a severe snap of cold weather sweeping southern Peru.
So far this year at least 409 people have died of pneumonia and illnesses triggered by the cold weather.

Most of the dead have been children younger than five years old and people aged over 60. Poor countryside communities living at more than 3,000m above sea level are the worst hit and doctors say malnutrition, extreme poverty and poor living conditions are another reason so many are dying.

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Cold weather kills dozens in Europe

Cold weather kills dozens in Europe
January 25, 2010

Dozens of people have died in cold weather sweeping eastern Europe with temperatures today dipping to -35 degrees in some areas, causing schools to close and disrupting road and rail traffic.

Though eastern Europe has borne the brunt of the latest cold snap, temperatures also dropped to -17 degrees in the Netherlands, whose meteorological agency declared this the coldest winter in 30 years.

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New Delhi: Cold weather kills scores

Cold weather kills scores
January 1, 2010

New Delhi – At least 17 people died as towns and cities in India’s northern states were hit by cold weather, officials said on Friday.

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