Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Good and Bad This Spring

Monday continued with warm cloudy weather as the temperature only just failed to make it to 20°C again.
The last week or so of May last year was one of the best spells of summer with May 28 being the hottest day we had all year with a temperature of 82°C. The forecast this year seems for the weather to cool off over the next few days rather than warm up. 

Whatever the weather is until the end of May it’s not going to improve the average temperature for the spring months of March, April and May.

The chart needs to be viewed in full size to see the detail. This can be done by clicking over the image. This spring is almost certain to finish up colder than last year but at least we've had a significant improvement from midway through April when we were flirting with one of the coldest springs ever recorded.

May hasn't been too bad temperature wise and looks certain to be warmer than last year but still below what we might expect for the month.

Once again click on the chart for a full size view to see the detail. I suppose all options are still open as a warm end to this month could soon bring this spring’s value up to average or better whereas a continuation of the colder spell of weather as forecast could see the month tail off and finish up very similar to last year’s value.
Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary http://ossettweather.blogspot.co.uk/ author M Garrett


  1. Great analysis, great graphics, Martyn!

    I'm still hedging my bets with my sweetcorn.

  2. My sweet corn is just coming through in the greenhouse. Lots of plot holders already have it planted out. A bit too early methinks.

  3. Planted mine out yesterday!

    1. Our plot neighbour planted his out a couple of weeks ago and was complaining yesterday about it not growing. Most nights this week the temperatures only been 4°C or 5 °C so I suppose that's why.

      Mine's germinated nicely now in the greenhouse but wont be ready to go out for a couple of weeks.


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