My last blog got me thinking – when is it normal to start seeing frosts. I’m fortunate enough to have access to some pretty snazzy weather models and one of them can pick out the historical data for predetermined weather criteria. So when have seen more than 4 hours of temperatures below one degree? Winchester… Read More When will it get cold?
Talking to turf managers at the moment it’s clear to see that despite having a dry summer they are having to manage some very wet courses. I don’t think this has surprised many turf managers but its has caught a few members by surprise who were playing on very dry and firm surfaces one week… Read More Dry September but Wet Golf Courses
I noted with interest the histeria on Twitter as people got very excited about “record breaking” temperatures in the last week or so. I don’t think I’m alone in thinking breaking weather records is probably not a good thing and I certainly don’t view it as a positive. The above video shows how our climate… Read More Record temperatures – Impact on soil temps?
Last time I put a blog out about how dry the weather had been, it was immediately followed by one of the wettest weeks we’ve ever seen in June. As we approach the point of the summer when potentially the most stress is imparted on your turf surfaces, I thought I’d try and summon up… Read More Junes Rain Impact on River Flows – Turf Stress
When is it going to rain again? A lot of people I’m talking to at the moment are studying the forecast to see when, if and how much rainfall is coming. The above image shows the UK’s monthly rainfall compared to the 1981 -2010 average. The white to blue colours show average – wetter than… Read More Lack of Rainfall and Soil Moisture Levels
Whilst scrolling through Twitter on this unseasonably sunny February day I came across this Tweet from @British_wx showing the sunshine hours for the 25th February. The dramatic difference in sunshine hours across the country got me thinking about the extremes of light and the role it has in photosynthesis. Winchester 19 DLI Inverness 9 DLI… Read More Winchester to Inverness – extreme light differences and the impact on Turf