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Lime market to get extremely active, summer in January

High pressure and heat coming in full force to the western United States and Mexico. The hottest days will be Sunday through Tuesday, but temperatures will remain warm for remainder of next week.wear

The Coachella Valley is expected to be in the mid-80s; Culiacan, Mexico should be in the mid- to upper 90s; Oxnard and Santa Maria, CA, should be in the mid-70s to low 80s; and Yuma, AZ, should be in the low 80s.

In Florida up to three-quarters of an inch of rain is forecasted for majority of the state on Sunday, with cooler air Monday and Tuesday. 

Lime market to get extremely active
Serious rains coming to Veracruz, Mexico, will bring Persian lime production to a standstill. There is a 100 percent chance of rain Jan. 28-29, with totals up to four inches. Look for quality issues on limes that hit McAllen, TX, starting next Wednesday.

Weather in the main growing regions of Key limes in south and west Mexico look good, as does quality. Demand on these may increase due to weather issues for the Persian limes.

For more info stay tuned and check out the Weathermelon app, which pulls data from USDA, as well as industry and weather experts and influencers.

The Weathermelon app offers consolidated lists of global growing regions for each commodity; a 10-day detail forecast for each region; current radar maps (U.S. only); estimated harvest start/end dates for each commodity; monthly average high/low temps for each region; and custom daily alerts for temperature, precipitation and severe weather based on 10-day forecasts.