OMAHA (DTN) -- Generally favorable crop conditions in the Midwest and very warm to hot and dry conditions in northern U.S. and Prairies crop areas are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
BENEFICIAL MIDWEST PATTERN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a favorable pattern for Midwest crops. Temperatures will be seasonal to below normal. Soil moisture is adequate in most areas.
POSSIBLE SHOWERS FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
The Southern Plains forecast calls for showers and cooler temperatures to offer some benefit to filling summer crops. Rains will also help replenish soil moisture for the upcoming planting season for winter wheat, especially central and east areas.
SCATTERED WEST TEXAS SHOWERS
West Texas cotton areas had mostly scattered light showers during the past weekend. Temperatures were mostly below normal. This will help ease stress to irrigated cotton. Temperatures will trend somewhat hotter during the week. Light showers may occur, at times, through northern growing areas.
DRY IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, episodes of above- to much-above-normal temperatures and below-normal rainfall will deplete soil moisture, increasing stress to filling corn and soybeans.
INTENSE PRAIRIES HEAT
Canadian Prairies crop areas have had limited rainfall and episodes of hot weather, notably stressing filling wheat and canola in southern areas. Temperatures reached to 107 degrees Fahrenheit in southern Saskatchewan Saturday and to 101F in southeast Saskatchewan and in Manitoba Sunday.
WESTERN EUROPE RAIN
In Europe, scattered showers and thunderstorms and more moderate temperatures have developed easing crop stress, especially through England and the Benelux countries.
DRY FOR BLACK SEA REGION
In the Black Sea region, mainly dry conditions remain in the forecast in Russia and Ukraine through this week. Temperatures will be seasonal.
MINIMAL AUSTRALIA RAIN
Australia's forecast features very minimal rainfall this week, with just a few showers in the far southeastern and far western areas. The hard-hit drought areas of New South Wales and Queensland will be dry and remain in the grip of historic dryness.
WEEKEND CHINA SHOWERS
Primary crop areas of China received scattered light rain showers during the past weekend. The moisture was well-timed for filling crops.
LIMITED INDIA RAINFALL
Light rain is indicated for western India this week. Soil moisture is declining in these important oilseed areas.
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