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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?
Tue26 Mar 201910.4°c-3.1°c4.0°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm   
Mon25 Mar 201913.7°c-21.0°c9.3°c--1.7 mm-1.7 mmYes  
Fri22 Mar 201915.4°c9.3°c11.4°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Thu21 Mar 201914.9°c4.1°c10.4°c----0.0 mmYesYesYes
Wed20 Mar 201916.1°c4.4°c10.9°c----0.0 mmYesYesYes
Tue19 Mar 201912.6°c4.3°c9.9°c----0.0 mmYesYesYes
Mon18 Mar 201910.2°c2.5°c7.1°c----0.0 mmYesYesYes
Sun17 Mar 20198.9°c2.0°c5.6°c1.2 mm0.3 mm0.9 mm Yes 
Sat16 Mar 201911.8°c4.4°c9.2°c6.0 mm0.1 mm5.9 mmYesYesYes
Fri15 Mar 201913.4°c4.5°c11.0°c0.6 mm0.2 mm0.4 mmYesYesYes
Thu14 Mar 201912.6°c4.6°c8.9°c8.2 mm0.6 mm7.6 mmYesYesYes
Wed13 Mar 201910.2°c3.5°c7.7°c1.2 mm0.4 mm0.8 mmYesYesYes
Tue12 Mar 20199.7°c2.7°c6.4°c10.0 mm0.2 mm9.8 mmYesYesYes
Mon11 Mar 201910.1°c0.6°c6.1°c----0.0 mmYesYesYes
Sun10 Mar 20198.6°c1.1°c5.2°c12.8 mm0.4 mm12.4 mm Yes 
Sat09 Mar 20199.9°c3.7°c6.4°c0.4 mm0.2 mm0.2 mmYesYesYes
Fri08 Mar 20198.2°c0.4°c6.4°c1.8 mm0.3 mm1.5 mmYesYesYes
Thu07 Mar 20198.1°c2.2°c6.1°c1.4 mm0.3 mm1.1 mmYesYesYes
Wed06 Mar 201913.7°c5.2°c10.1°c8.6 mm0.4 mm8.2 mmYesYesYes
Tue05 Mar 201911.8°c-0.2°c6.9°c2.6 mm0.7 mm1.9 mmYesYesYes
Mon04 Mar 201910.2°c1.3°c6.3°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYesYesYes
Sun03 Mar 201912.1°c4.0°c8.8°c2.2 mm0.2 mm2.0 mmYesYesYes
Sat02 Mar 201913.8°c5.0°c9.9°c0.2 mm0.6 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Fri01 Mar 20199.7°c3.0°c7.9°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mmYes  
Thu28 Feb 201911.3°c-0.2°c7.4°c0.8 mm0.2 mm0.6 mmYes  
Wed27 Feb 201918.3°c-1.5°c8.0°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Tue26 Feb 201919.6°c-1.1°c8.4°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Mon25 Feb 201919.6°c-2.2°c7.3°c--0.9 mm-0.9 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.