Look Out, There's A Sukhovei Coming

We all know what a "sukhovei" is don't we ladies and gentlemen? No, she wasn't knocked out by Serena in the first round at Wimbledon:


An extremely hot, dessicating, dusty, and predominantly easterly wind that affects the steppes of southern Russia, particularly in the region south and west of the Ural Mountains. It occurs most frequently in spring and summer and may cause extensive crop damage.

There's a breaking news story that one might be on the cards this week. That could be interesting.

Not that it will make that much difference looking at this very sorry looking crop of wheat from a few days ago posted by my chum out in Ukraine Mike Lee on his blog: here. I think there might be an a in crop.