Latest Bloom Prediction
Updated April 17, 2019
Green Tips signal second stage
Episode 6 of Sakura Watch 2019 has been posted (read the latest update here). Few days of warmer weather has finally helped the trees to begin move well into the second stage of bud development. The blossom buds are now larger, well rounded and all showing prominent green tips.
Warm wet weather
Bud progression is now entirely dependant on having consistent warmer weather. The temperatures are going to be in double digits for the rest of April, but lots of rain is also on the way. Excessive rain could slow things down a bit and push the bloom into May so the preference would be to see a balance of sun & rain instead.
For now, all things continue to point to the usual bloom dates which range from of end of April or early May. But again, it’s too early for an accurate prediction, and more observation is needed.
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