Frosts And Droughts In Coffee Areas In Brazil

 

Year
Dates
Severity (Reuters)
ICO notes

1902

End July/early August

Very grave

 

1918

24 to 26 June

Grave

 

1942

End June/early July

Grave

 

1943

No dates available

Moderate

 

1953

4 to 5 July

Grave

 

1955

30 July to 1 August

Grave     

Slight frost only

1957

No dates available

Grave     

Not recorded by ICO

1962

25 to 26 July

Light

Slight frost only

1963

5 to 6 August

Moderate

Also drought and fire

1965

No dates available

Light

Not recorded by ICO

1966

6 August

Grave

Slight frost only

1967

8 June

 

Slight frost only

1969

9 to 10 July

Moderate

 

1972

8 to 9 July

Moderate

 

1975

17 to 19 July

Very grave

 

1978

13 to 16 August

Moderate

 

1979

1 June

Moderate

 

1981

20 to 22 July

Grave

 

1984

25 August

 

Slight frost only

1985

August to November

Very light

Drought

1988

No dates available

Light

Not recorded by ICO

1994

25 to 26 June and 9 to 10 July

Grave/very grave

Frosts and drought

1999

August to November

Severe

Drought - 40 percent of crop is estimated to be lost

2000

April to July

12 and 17/18 July

Light

Light

Frosts

Drought

2003

Late April to late October

Light

Drought - unusually dry

2005

September/October

Light

Drought