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Is the Grass Growing at Mountsorrel and Rothley?

Two of the main requirements for grass growth are temperature and moisture. By using these two parameters I have put together a simple algorithm that show when condition were good for grass growth. Moisture falls as rain or form as dew this is positive moisture return. Evapotranspiration is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration and is deemed as water loss from the ground.
  • The night/day average temperature is greater than 6°c.
  • The balance of water remaining in the ground is greater than 3mm over a 5 day period.

 
DayDateAir Temp HighGrass Temp LowAverage TempRain FallEvapo TranspirationWater Loss/GainTemp OK for GrowthWater OK for GrowthIs the Grass Growing?
Wed17 Jan 20186.4°c0.0°c4.0°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Tue16 Jan 20185.9°c0.0°c3.8°c0.8 mm0.3 mm0.5 mm Yes 
Mon15 Jan 20189.8°c2.2°c6.9°c4.8 mm0.1 mm4.7 mmYesYesYes
Sun14 Jan 20184.8°c2.2°c3.8°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Sat13 Jan 20186.6°c3.3°c5.2°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Fri12 Jan 20186.8°c4.4°c5.9°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Thu11 Jan 20187.0°c3.3°c5.7°c0.6 mm0.1 mm0.5 mm Yes 
Wed10 Jan 20188.6°c0.0°c5.9°c2.2 mm0.2 mm2.0 mm Yes 
Tue09 Jan 20185.6°c1.1°c3.4°c----0.0 mm Yes 
Mon08 Jan 20182.4°c-2.8°c0.3°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Sun07 Jan 20183.8°c-2.8°c0.5°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mm Yes 
Sat06 Jan 20185.3°c-1.7°c1.6°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mm Yes 
Fri05 Jan 20186.4°c-0.6°c3.7°c1.6 mm0.1 mm1.5 mm Yes 
Thu04 Jan 201810.3°c0.6°c6.9°c2.0 mm0.1 mm1.9 mmYesYesYes
Wed03 Jan 20189.6°c3.3°c7.9°c0.6 mm0.2 mm0.4 mmYesYesYes
Tue02 Jan 201811.1°c0.6°c6.5°c2.6 mm--2.6 mmYesYesYes
Mon01 Jan 20186.4°c0.6°c5.2°c1.0 mm0.1 mm0.9 mm Yes 
Sun31 Dec 201712.3°c2.8°c9.0°c2.0 mm0.1 mm1.9 mmYesYesYes
Sat30 Dec 201712.3°c2.2°c8.7°c7.0 mm0.2 mm6.8 mmYesYesYes
Fri29 Dec 20176.6°c-2.2°c2.9°c4.0 mm0.1 mm3.9 mm Yes 
Thu28 Dec 20174.6°c-2.2°c1.7°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Wed27 Dec 20171.9°c-1.1°c1.2°c4.0 mm0.1 mm3.9 mm Yes 
Tue26 Dec 20176.2°c1.7°c3.8°c4.6 mm0.2 mm4.4 mm Yes 
Mon25 Dec 201711.4°c5.0°c9.6°c11.4 mm0.1 mm11.3 mmYesYesYes
Sun24 Dec 201710.7°c5.6°c9.2°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Sat23 Dec 20179.1°c3.9°c8.0°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Fri22 Dec 201710.4°c2.2°c8.4°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Thu21 Dec 201712.3°c3.9°c10.2°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Wed20 Dec 201711.8°c5.0°c9.8°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Tue19 Dec 20177.5°c-0.6°c3.8°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm Yes 





The Mountsorrel Weather Station is located in Mountsorrel which is just South of Loughborough and just North of Leicester in Leicestershire.
It is maintained by Stormchaser Stuart Robinson whose passion is for all type of weather but especially the more severe types of weather such as Hurricanes, Typhoon and Tornadoes.