Friday, 24 May 2013

Not Playing the Game

Gardening and allotmenting were on hold again today as the weather changed for the worst. Thursday produced the lowest average daily temperature of the month at only 7.1°C. Summer should be on its way but that seemed a long way off today.

We had blustery showers of hail mixed with rain throughout the day and even a few very short spells of sunshine. All in all a pretty poor day for late May and a very different story from 23 May last year which went like this:-
In Search of Perfect Sunshine Trace
Wednesday produced another fantastic day with virtually unbroken sunshine and a new hottest day of the year 25.7°C (78.3°F) beating yesterday by 0.4°C.
The last couple of days have produced almost unbroken sunshine. Tuesday gave 10.2 hours of sunshine according to my weather station and the trace for the day looks like this.
Note: The reference to Tue 22 May is confusing but it is the start point of the chart which in this case is midnight on 22 May through to midnight on the 23 May.
Back in the real world of this spring we've had gale force winds over night and into Friday morning. The temperature hasn't improved much either only 7.4°C at 10:00 a.m. On a positive note the forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend isn't too bad. Roll on summer if this is spring.

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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