Over the past 50 years Ukraine has been experiencing the most severe autumns drought, which affected the pace of sowing of autumn crops and their condition before entering the winter, Tetiana Adamenko, head of agrometeorology at the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center told the press, according to UKRINFORM.

"The main crop in Ukraine - winter wheat, and now its fate does not look favorable to us. We can say that in Ukraine the duration of the autumn drought has reached 75-80 days, November was the driest month in 50 years," she said.

According Adamenko, on a third of the sown areas seedlings did not appear at all. It is unlikely that the situation will change, despite forecasts for a warm winter.

"Maybe in the spring we will have to resow and interplant a significant part of the crops. If the weather is warm, somewhere +6+9°C, then perhaps some shoots will appear only in the Crimea, where more than half of the seedlings did not give shoots," the scientist emphasized.

Adamenko said that Ukraine for the first time is in a situation when winter crops entered the winter without shoots, so "one can not expect a large harvest".

By the end of the month the weather in Ukraine will not change and remain without precipitation, weather forecasters say.

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