Record in May weather…

20 February 1998

Record in May weather…

Unprecedented high daytime temperatures, in some areas more typical of May than February, have contributed to one of the earliest T-sum years on record.

The pattern is also one of the most uniform experienced with the majority of grass growing areas of Britain either now at or very close to T-sum 200.

Dry conditions in southern Britain have given many farmers a great opportunity to cash in on early grass, but those further north may have to wait a little longer until ground conditions improve.

As most of the country is at T-sum 200, this will be the last week the map is published in FW. However, producers in areas which have yet to reach target can call the Kemira/farmers weekly T-sum hotline on (0151-3575594) to check up in progress, while Farmers Weekly Interactive, on also carries the map and more detailed information.

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