Friday, 27 May 2011

Showers are no good!

Thursday was another day with a few showers, a little sunshine early afternoon, but mostly cloudy. Although we had more showers they're not doing any good as far as watering the plot and garden are concerned. As soon as the rain falls it dries up in the sun and wind without any chance to penetrate into the soil.

In May we have received 26.4mm of rain, all in the form of showers which have soon dried up and this is shown in the graph on the left. On the right hand side is a graph estimating the amount of moisture that is lost from the soil based on the temperature, wind and sunshine for each day. This so far totals 61.0mm for May, more than twice the amount of rainfall. I'm sure we wont have lost all this moisture as it's not in the soil to be lost due to the previous dry months.


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