Torrential rains occurring throughout the country significantly reduced agricultural drought. The largest water scarcity is still recorded in the north-western part of Poland. Drought mainly affects cereal crops, according to Poland’s Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG).
“In the fourth reporting period, i.e. from April 21 to June 20, 2020, the average value of the Climatic Water Balance (KBW), based on which the drought risk assessment is made, is negative. It is -1mm,” IUNG informed.
The largest water deficit occurred near the western Polish cities of Szczecin, Poznań and Zielona Góra.