Year to date rain, and bermudagrass quality

Yesterday I wrote that bermudagrass fairways in Thailand wouldn’t be as good as they are in the Algarve because of climate differences. The cumulative rain so far this year makes a nice illustration of this.

cumulative annual precipitation in 4 cities

These data are through early November, and Trang in southern Thailand had received 2708 mm (107 inches) of rain so far this year; Faro had received 232 mm (9 inches). One can expect bermudagrass to perform better as a closely-mown turfgrass when there is more sun and the soils are drier.

I was out for lunch in Trang a couple days ago. This rain isn’t added to the chart yet.

rainy road in southern Thailand, November

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Micah Woods
Micah Woods

Scientist, author, consultant, and founder of the Asian Turfgrass Center