A cold start to May

Submitted by will on Thu, 04/05/2017 - 07:18

A look at the weather at our nearest official weather station at Benson aerodrome shows that May has not been very nice so far.

There has been consistent higher pressure at around 1020 hectopascals. This hasn't been accompanied by late spring warmth. Day temperatures for the last week averaged 11.3C; night temperatures averaged 7.0C. The wind has been mostly consistent at around 8 knots.

The new colony in Hive F will have to start foraging soon. I hope that the weather improves. It looks fairly similar for the next few days.