The precipitation in the second part of April on 50% of the country’s territory represented 15-36 mm or 100-240% of the norm, while on the other half of the territory 9-14 mm or 65-90% of the norm, IPN reports, quoting the State Hydrometeorological Service.
It rained more in northern Moldova and less in central and southern Moldova. Compared with the first half of April, the temperatures in the second part of April were by 1-3ºС lower and with more precipitation (5-25 mm).
According to the State Hydrometeorological Service, the weather conditions in the second half of April were primarily favorable for the growth and development of autumn crops and for sowing spring crops. The frosts in the air didn’t pose a serious threat to the trees in blossom. The autumn crops continued to develop.
On April 18, the reserves of productive moisture in arable land was of 90 to 180% of the norm, while in soil on multiannual plantations at a depth of 1 meter was of 90 to 135% of the norm.
The average temperature of soil at a depth of 10 cm was +8..+12ºC.