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Guess what, we ask for rain because it’s been so dry, then we get loads of rain all at once, and it’s also very humid. This creates what is now known as a “Hutton Period”, when blight can develop. The “Hutton Period”, with a tighter criterion, has recently replaced the 60-year-old “Smith Period”.
I am registered with Blightwatch http://www.blightwatch.co.uk/ . It’s free to register, and if you do you will get email warnings when there is a likelihood, or indeed instances, of blight in your chosen postcode area.
For example, see below from an email I received today, May 18th 2017 (I have the CB1 area monitored).
A Hutton Period alert is in place today for at least one of your chosen postcode area(s).
A 'Full' Hutton Period occurs when the following criteria are met on 2 consecutive days:-