Heat wave in Canada
Most of us in Europe and in particular Britain & Ireland are experiencing a heatwave, something that we are just not used to. Of course it is great to have this lovely warm weather to enjoy the outdoors or a nice cold ice cream in the sun. But spare a thought for those living in Canada, where this week the death toll due to the heatwave there has reached 70.
Read the full news article here. DEATH TOLL IN CANADA HEATWAVE REACHES 70.
What is a Heat Warning?
A Heat Warning is issued when the humidex value is expected to reach 40°C or more or when the temperature is expected to reach levels ranging from 29°C to 40°C or greater depending on your location.
CX Renewables operates a number of Biomass energy sites in the province of New Brunswick and we want to highlight the difficulty that people, pets and crops have with trying to cope with these abnormal high temperatures.
Temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius are expected. A warm and humid airmass will remain over much of New Brunswick for the coming weeks with average temperatures between 30 and 33 degrees for some areas. Conditions are expected to remain an issue for the coming weeks which is similar to what Europe is experiencing.
What this means for CX Renewables Biomass crops in the area?
As a business we have taken the decision to delay harvesting until either
There is some rainfall to allow for machinery onto the property to carry out a number of harvests
We delay harvesting until later in the year Oct/Nov with the hope that the crop recovers and we can produce the yield that is required
We will continue to update you on any further issues and solutions as and when they happen.
As reported in Global News, New Brunswick farmers are feeling the full effects of the recent heatwave with the lack of rain and the high temperatures.
This is causing the crops in the fields to shrivel and die and the soil itself is so dry it is like sand on the beach, as one farmer put it.
There is just not enough water from local natural sources and it is not economically viable to start shipping in water supplies. Furthermore, the wind is blowing gusts of 40mph which is creating a hair dryer effect compounding the issue for crops in the ground.