In France, recently concerns have increased over mid-winter dryness, especially as crops have broken dormancy about a month ahead of normal. However, this week it has begun to rain and this should help ease concerns somewhat. Also periods of cooler weather should slow development of crops
In Ukraine and South Russia, recent warm weather has melted much of the protective snow cover and even lead to some greening of crops in extreme south areas. The crop would be more vulnerable in the event of a turn to colder conditions.
The weather patterns over the next 10 days appear to feature more warm or very warm weather with no significant cold threats on the maps during this period of time. This may push the development of the crop even further ahead of normal.
Source: The Progressive Farmer
Minimum Temperature Outlook. March 10, 2017