Soil temperatures at 9 am have averaged 9.2 this week, above average (8.5) for this time of year. The graph below shows how the average weekly 9am (10cm) soil temperature is tracking throughout the season and compares against the last two seasons. The soil moisture/temperature tape was ploughed up on farm and awaits repair. .
The data for now is derived from an average of the 3 closest soil tapes, Lower Aparima, Waimatuku and Makarewa.
The graph below shows the weekly rainfall and accumulated total for the season. 1164 mm season to date compared to 1134 mm last season to date. The long term cumulative average for SDF is 1174 mm for this time of year.
The farm had 34 mm rain last week.