Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Winter Returns!

It's the end of April and I should be reporting that yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far whereas in reality Tuesday (4.5°C or 40.1°F) was the coldest day we've had since the 28th February when the average daily temperature was 4.1°C or 39.4°F.
Temperature, Rainfall & Solar Radiation Records for 25 April 2017
The chart above doesn't really do the day justice. Our average high temperature should be about 15°C (59.0°F) in late April not the 8.7°C (47.7°F) it managed.
We had showers throughout the day which fell as a mixture of hail and sleet. In one particular sunny spell in the afternoon I was tempted out into the greenhouse to prick out some cabbage plant seedlings. The sunny spell didn't last very long.
The showers didn't last long and the day's rainfall won't have done anything to help water our dryish allotment. I did manage to transplant a tray of cabbages Lodero and Kalibro. I don't think they would appreciate the watering-in they got with icy cold water.
The forecast is for spring to return by the weekend.


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