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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?
Sun19 May 201914.6°c2.9°c7.9°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Sat18 May 201915.3°c4.4°c11.7°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYes  
Fri17 May 201918.3°c4.8°c11.9°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Thu16 May 201918.7°c0.4°c12.0°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYes  
Wed15 May 201920.9°c1.4°c13.0°c--2.2 mm-2.2 mmYesYesYes
Tue14 May 201921.1°c1.4°c13.8°c--2.5 mm-2.5 mmYesYesYes
Mon13 May 201920.0°c0.9°c13.0°c--2.4 mm-2.4 mmYesYesYes
Sun12 May 201918.7°c-1.7°c11.0°c--1.8 mm-1.8 mmYesYesYes
Sat11 May 201915.2°c4.2°c9.8°c0.1 mm1.2 mm-1.1 mmYesYesYes
Fri10 May 201915.5°c2.7°c8.5°c9.3 mm0.9 mm8.4 mmYesYesYes
Thu09 May 201910.3°c7.1°c7.9°c3.4 mm0.3 mm3.1 mmYesYesYes
Wed08 May 201911.4°c6.5°c9.0°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Tue07 May 201916.2°c2.4°c9.4°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYes  
Mon06 May 201912.7°c5.5°c8.4°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Sun05 May 201911.6°c2.8°c7.4°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Sat04 May 201912.5°c3.9°c7.0°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYes  
Fri03 May 201912.0°c7.3°c7.7°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Thu02 May 201914.4°c6.4°c10.6°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Wed01 May 201917.6°c4.9°c11.8°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYes  
Tue30 Apr 201918.2°c2.1°c10.0°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYes  
Mon29 Apr 201915.4°c2.6°c9.2°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYes  
Sun28 Apr 201916.1°c4.7°c10.1°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYes  
Sat27 Apr 201910.0°c5.0°c7.8°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Fri26 Apr 201914.8°c2.7°c10.2°c0.3 mm1.3 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Thu25 Apr 201915.7°c4.2°c10.7°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYes  
Wed24 Apr 201920.8°c4.4°c11.3°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Tue23 Apr 201920.4°c5.9°c13.6°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYes  
Mon22 Apr 201925.0°c1.8°c15.9°c--2.1 mm-2.1 mmYes  
Sun21 Apr 201924.8°c1.2°c14.9°c--2.2 mm-2.2 mmYes  
Sat20 Apr 201924.5°c1.0°c14.3°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYes  

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.