Monday, 8 March 2010

Severe frost

Note for Sunday 7th
A severe overnight frost as the temperature fell to -5.1°C, the coldest I’ve recorded since a low of -6.5°C on the 22nd December 2009. Winter goes on for the gardener.
It was a beautiful sunny day but very cold. Having put our potatoes to chit in our cold but what I hoped was a frost free greenhouse last Friday my maximum/minimum thermometer recorded a low of -2.5°C.
From 2010 Weather 1
From 2010 Weather 1
Note for Saturday 6th
Dull and drizzly
The sun disappeared today and we had a dull and cloudy day with outbreaks of drizzle in the morning. It was brighter in the afternoon. It turned much colder as darkness fell.
Note for Friday 5th
More sun
Another cold and frosty start followed by a lovely sunny day. Still remaining on the cold side for the time of year.
From 2010 Weather 1
Note for Thursday 4th
A cold and frosty start to the day. Still some snow remained from Monday's dusting.
There was plenty of sunshine which brought out the flowers and whilst it was pleasant in the sunshine it remained cold all day all.

Note for Wednesday 3rd
Remaining cold
The weather still remains cold, even more so when there is little sunshine like today. The forecasters seem to offer little change over the next couple of weeks. Some of the light dusting of snow which fell yesterday still remains on the garden.
Note for Tuesday 2nd
Snow then sun
There had been a dusting of snow overnight.
The sun soon came out and the day was lovely and sunny but cold. Even though it was only a light dusting of snow some remained all day despite the sunshine. Spring seemed tantalising close but not with us yet and certainly too cold to start sowing seeds.
I’ve updated the weather page on the web site click here.
I’ve added below the temperatures in my cold greenhouse for February along with the daytime temperatures for comparison.

Note for Monday 1st
Decent start
The weather made a decent start to March. We had some sunny periods and it felt like spring might be on the way. The sunshine brought our snowdrops into flower at last.
From 2010 Weather 1
Temperatures however still remain below average.
I’ve added the charts below to compare our weekly temperatures this year with those of last year and the coldest and warmest temperatures for this week. The figures are mean temperatures for each day.
Table produced using data from the Met Office Hadley Centre. The data covers the period 1772 to 2009


  1. I hope your potatoes didn't get frosted in the greenhouse. I agree with you about the temps, the last two nights have only been one degree of the coldest I recorded all winter. Bob

  2. Hi Bob
    Checked my potatoes this morning and they still look sound. Some tiny shoots are just visible now so hopefully all will be well. I think we just need some warmer weather. It's another sunny day here.


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