Thursday, 4 May 2017
April was a very dry month with only 10.6mm of rainfall, most of it in the last week. Our total rainfall for the year so far is only 89.7mm. The average temperature for the month was 9.1°, exactly the same as March. The highest temperature was 16.9° on the 9th and this was lower than the highs for March (18.3°) and February (17.5°). The lowest temperature was -0.2° on the 27th, much lower than the March minimum of 2.8°. Low night temperatures have a significant effect on grass growth and the cold dry winds at the end of the month have slowed grass growth right down.