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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?
Tue25 Apr 20178.2°c-2.2°c2.7°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm   
Mon24 Apr 201714.1°c1.1°c9.9°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYes  
Sun23 Apr 201714.2°c4.4°c8.6°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYes  
Sat22 Apr 201719.5°c5.0°c11.5°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Fri21 Apr 201713.7°c7.8°c11.8°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYes  
Thu20 Apr 201715.1°c7.8°c11.6°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Wed19 Apr 201716.1°c1.1°c9.2°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYesYesYes
Tue18 Apr 201716.8°c1.1°c8.5°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYesYesYes
Mon17 Apr 201711.9°c4.4°c8.5°c0.2 mm0.4 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Sun16 Apr 201714.6°c5.0°c9.6°c1.0 mm0.5 mm0.5 mmYesYesYes
Sat15 Apr 201714.7°c4.4°c9.4°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Fri14 Apr 201714.8°c6.7°c10.4°c2.4 mm0.4 mm2.0 mmYes  
Thu13 Apr 201712.6°c1.7°c8.6°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYes  
Wed12 Apr 201713.5°c4.4°c10.0°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Tue11 Apr 201716.3°c2.2°c9.9°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Mon10 Apr 201714.2°c3.3°c10.0°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYes  
Sun09 Apr 201723.9°c3.3°c14.1°c--1.6 mm-1.6 mmYes  
Sat08 Apr 201722.5°c1.1°c11.9°c--1.7 mm-1.7 mmYes  
Fri07 Apr 201717.9°c2.2°c10.0°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Thu06 Apr 201715.2°c1.1°c8.9°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Wed05 Apr 201714.8°c1.1°c9.1°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Tue04 Apr 201712.9°c4.4°c10.8°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYes  
Mon03 Apr 201718.2°c0.6°c10.3°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYes  
Sun02 Apr 201718.5°c3.3°c10.4°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYes  
Sat01 Apr 201714.7°c5.0°c10.6°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYes  
Fri31 Mar 201717.8°c6.7°c14.4°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Thu30 Mar 201721.1°c11.1°c15.6°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Wed29 Mar 201714.8°c9.4°c12.4°c0.4 mm0.3 mm0.1 mmYes  
Tue28 Mar 201715.8°c6.1°c9.2°c1.6 mm0.7 mm0.9 mmYesYesYes
Mon27 Mar 201712.0°c0.0°c7.1°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes

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.