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The serious frost damage at the end of march reduced yields

Weather Conditions

In contrast to the previous year, 1977 began with heavy frosts in spring. The late flowering was not helped by a cold, damp June, which was followed by an unusually high level of rainfall in July. The beginning of August saw

a period of warm, dry weather, but the rains and cool conditions returned during the latter half of the month.

Reds: The driest September on record since 1851, and the hot conditions continued throughout the harvest, which began during the first week of October.

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The serious frost damage at the end of march reduced yields.

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