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“As of the third week of this September, in the simulations we see a recovery in rainfall in two senses: the number of days of rain and in the millimeter”, says Lic. Carlos Zotelo, from the Center for Renewable Natural Resources of the Semi-arid Zone (Cerzos) of Conicet.
“A probable scenario is with very rainy October, as well as in the first part of November. October is, according to history, the second month with the highest average rainfall in Bahía Blanca, behind March. That it comes accompanied by rains above normal is encouraging, “he says.
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“Then there will be a recess and the water would reappear in the second half of December,” adds the climatologist, after ratifying last week the rainfall trend at an average of 45 millimeters in the region and 46mm in our city, already close to the historical average of 46.3mm.
In Bahía Blanca, in all of 2021 427.6mm accumulated.
“Perhaps we will arrive then with a deficit of 15%”, says Lic. Zotelo, in dialogue with The new one.
“Regarding the late frosts, we are seeing that the cold did not go away completely. There will be another wave in September, but not of the intensity of the last few days ”, he explains.
Lic. Carlos Zotelo, from the Renewable Natural Resources Center of the Semi-arid Zone (Cerzos) of Conicet.
“In rural areas there will be temperatures between 2 and 3 degrees, considering some inconveniences for crops from 4 degrees down,” he concludes.
According to the records compiled by journalist Norman Fernández, based on the National Meteorological Service (SMN), this August he said goodbye with rain. And it opened the doors to September, which debuted in the same way.
Bahía Blanca had been suffering a persistent drought. Until this Monday the 30th, it barely reached 270 millimeters, around 100mm less than the previous year, but 100mm more than in 2019.
This July, with just 0.8 mm, was the driest month in the last 9 years. In the same month of 2012, 2 tenths of a mm had been registered.
The year 2019 was the second driest month since statistics are kept: 311.9 mm. The negative record is 1935, at 303.5mm.
Until these rains at the end of August and the beginning of the current month, the last record of any significance had been on May 19: 20.9 mm. This year the wettest day was April 7: 61mm.
“This week’s rains have put an end to a dry season that lasted almost four months, a phenomenon that also manifested itself in the area. In any case, the wheat was enduring the lack of water, although it was in dire need of good millimeters to advance in its development ”, assured Fernández.