The average temperature (14.6 °C) this past week (June 25 – July 2, 2018) was almost 2 °C warmer than long term average values (Fig. 1).
|Figure 1. Average temperature the past seven days (June 25-July 2, 2018).|
Once again, the warmest weekly temperatures occurred across MB. The 30-day (June 2-July 2) average temperature (14.3 °C) was approximately 0.5 °C warmer than long term average (Fig. 2). Average June temperatures were above normal across the entire prairie region (Fig. 3).
|Figure 2. Average temperature the past 30 days (June 2-July 2, 2018).|
|Figure 3. Monthly mean temperature differences from Normal for the month of June 2018. |
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Weekly and 30-day total precipitation was slightly above average (Figs. 4 and 5). The wettest (30-day) region was across eastern areas in SK and southern MB, while western SK and most of AB continue to be dry.
|Figure 4. Cumulative precipitation the past seven days (June 25-July 2, 2018).|
|Figure 5. Cumulative precipitation the past 30 days (June 2-July 2, 2018).|
The growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 10ºC, March 1 – July 2, 2018) is below:
The maps above are all produced by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Growers may wish to bookmark the AAFC Drought Watch Maps for the growing season.