At a glance
July rainfall picked up from the previous month but was still lagging behind the 5-year range. The Central Highlands’ July precipitations amounted to 256 mm, a 28 mm increase over June’22 but some 249 mm lower than July 2021 and 116 mm lower than the 2018-22 average.
The relatively lower rainfalls in June and July is normally a small red flag for crop development as they are below the ideal range of 280-300 mm when coffee cherries are in the middle of the all important “rapid expansion” stage. However, this year this is made up for by the above-average precipitation during Jan-Apr’22.