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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?
Fri18 Aug 201719.5°c13.3°c16.0°c0.6 mm1.4 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Thu17 Aug 201722.9°c14.4°c18.2°c6.8 mm1.2 mm5.6 mmYesYesYes
Wed16 Aug 201722.8°c8.9°c16.1°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYes  
Tue15 Aug 201722.5°c12.2°c17.0°c--1.7 mm-1.7 mmYes  
Mon14 Aug 201721.3°c9.4°c15.6°c0.2 mm0.7 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Sun13 Aug 201719.9°c9.4°c15.0°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYesYesYes
Sat12 Aug 201720.7°c12.8°c16.9°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYesYesYes
Fri11 Aug 201719.3°c8.3°c14.9°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Thu10 Aug 201721.8°c8.3°c14.9°c0.2 mm1.4 mm-1.2 mmYesYesYes
Wed09 Aug 201718.3°c11.1°c13.9°c6.2 mm0.4 mm5.8 mmYesYesYes
Tue08 Aug 201715.8°c12.2°c13.0°c21.0 mm0.2 mm20.8 mmYesYesYes
Mon07 Aug 201721.1°c13.9°c16.9°c0.4 mm0.9 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Sun06 Aug 201720.6°c7.8°c15.1°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYesYesYes
Sat05 Aug 201717.9°c10.0°c14.1°c8.8 mm0.7 mm8.1 mmYesYesYes
Fri04 Aug 201721.3°c13.9°c17.0°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYesYesYes
Thu03 Aug 201720.7°c14.4°c17.2°c1.0 mm1.0 mm0.0 mmYesYesYes
Wed02 Aug 201719.1°c14.4°c16.7°c0.2 mm0.4 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Tue01 Aug 201721.4°c12.2°c16.3°c0.2 mm1.4 mm-1.2 mmYesYesYes
Mon31 Jul 201720.9°c12.2°c16.1°c1.0 mm1.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Sun30 Jul 201720.1°c11.7°c15.6°c9.4 mm1.1 mm8.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat29 Jul 201719.3°c12.2°c16.2°c3.6 mm0.7 mm2.9 mmYesYesYes
Fri28 Jul 201719.4°c12.8°c16.5°c1.8 mm0.5 mm1.3 mmYesYesYes
Thu27 Jul 201720.1°c11.1°c15.1°c3.2 mm0.9 mm2.3 mmYesYesYes
Wed26 Jul 201722.2°c12.8°c17.0°c3.8 mm0.6 mm3.2 mmYesYesYes
Tue25 Jul 201722.7°c10.6°c16.2°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYesYesYes
Mon24 Jul 201718.9°c12.2°c15.8°c0.8 mm0.5 mm0.3 mmYesYesYes
Sun23 Jul 201721.9°c11.7°c15.1°c1.2 mm1.4 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Sat22 Jul 201721.6°c12.2°c14.7°c1.2 mm0.9 mm0.3 mmYesYesYes
Fri21 Jul 201721.2°c12.2°c16.8°c0.8 mm0.6 mm0.2 mmYesYesYes
Thu20 Jul 201719.7°c11.7°c15.8°c2.0 mm1.0 mm1.0 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.