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This weather station is in Dunchurch, Warwickshire.

The current conditions are dark and dry, with a calculated cloudbase of 722m and a leaf wetness value of 0 (out of a maximum of 15).
The forecast is Increasing clouds with little temperature change.
There have been 0.00 hours of sunshine so far today and the sunniest day so far this year is 26 Jun 2018 (11.53 hrs).
The last significant rain was 4 Jun 2018 (0.6 mm) and the wettest day so far this year is 27 May 2018 (19.8 mm)


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Soil-sensors: Background information


We have soil sensors buried in the ground at the levels indicated below.
Each level has a temperature probe and a moisture sensor.


Current Planting & Watering Guide

 Depth
in cm 
   Moisture - kPa         Temperature - °C   
MinMaxActualGrowing conditionsActualMax Min
10545858
Irrigation desirable
(26 - 61 kPa)
Optimal growth
(15 - 21°C)
181818
30111414
Adequate
(11 - 26 kPa)
Optimal growth
(15 - 21°C)
181818

Explanation Soil condition


Water potential is commonly measured in units of bars (and centibars in the Imperial system of measurement) or kilopascals (in metric units).
One bar is approximately equal to one atmosphere (14.7 psi ) of pressure. One centibar is equal to one kilopascal.


Button text Explanation
Saturated
(0 - 11 kPa)
Saturated Soil. Occurs for a day or two after irrigation.
Adequate
(11 - 26 kPa)
Soil is adequately wet (except coarse sands which are drying out at this range)
Irrigation desirable
(26 - 61 kPa)
Usual range to irrigate or water (except heavy clay soils).
Irrigate at the upper end of this range in cool humid climates and with higher water-holding capacity soils.
Irrigation needed
(61 - 101 kPa)
Usual range to irrigate heavy clay soils
Dangerously Dry
(101 - 240 kPa)
Soil is becoming dangerously dry for maximum production.

Records
Depth
in cm
This month This year All time
Date Min Max Date Date Min Max Date Date Min Max Date
Soil Temperatures
10 04-07 15.6 19.4 09-07 28-02 1.7 19.4 09-07 28-02-2018 1.7 21.7 20-07-2016
30 04-07 16.1 18.3 10-07 04-03 2.2 18.3 10-07 04-03-2018 2.2 18.9 21-07-2016
Soil Moisture
10 11-07 15.0 70.0 06-07 02-05 7.0 72.0 22-06 06-02-2016 1.0 74.0 10-05-2017
30 10-07 3.0 20.0 01-07 10-07 3.0 71.0 25-05 13-03-2016 1.0 111.0 01-08-2016