Growing Degree Days (GDDs)
This map displays the latest accumulated Growing Degree Days (GDDs) since 1 September 2016 in the Waipara wine-growing region. GDDs were derived from the weather conditions forecast by the WRF model. The black dot indicates the Waipara growing-region.
This page will be updated regularly. So come back later to check out the latest GDD developments in the region.
Please note that the Growing Degree Days are determined using a base temperature of 0˚C, as in the Grapevine Flowering and Veraison model (Parker et al. 2011).
These charts are provided courtesy of the University of Canterbury Geography Department www.wineclimate.co.nz
The charts are only updated during the growing season from September to April.