op level summary for 3rd of June 2021
Drought hazard Spain and Greece/Turkey
The 2021 crop season for spring and summer crops in Spain, Greece and Turkey started with relatively dry conditions in the topsoil of the earth until the end of May 2021.
- This was the direct result of lack of rainfall in these regions. The expectation is the impact on winter crops will be limited and the previous conditions to be sufficient for sowing of summer crops to be successful (source).
- New rainfall in the next few weeks will be critical however. In the next 10 days around 20mm of rain is expected in the North of Spain, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria and Eastern part of Turkey. No significant rainfall is expected in the rest of Turkey (source) .
Measured soil moisture excess/deficits map
status 31 May 2021
VanderSat soil moisture satellite data 20 day average, deviation from climatology top 10 centimeters