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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?
Thu20 Sep 201813.6°c11.7°c12.1°c2.8 mm0.1 mm2.7 mmYesYesYes
Wed19 Sep 201822.4°c11.1°c17.3°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Tue18 Sep 201820.9°c11.7°c18.1°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Mon17 Sep 201823.3°c12.2°c19.0°c0.2 mm0.8 mm-0.6 mmYes  
Sun16 Sep 201821.1°c8.9°c16.7°c0.2 mm0.8 mm-0.6 mmYes  
Sat15 Sep 201819.3°c6.1°c14.7°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYes  
Fri14 Sep 201818.8°c8.3°c13.9°c0.2 mm0.7 mm-0.5 mmYes  
Thu13 Sep 201818.2°c3.9°c12.6°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Wed12 Sep 201817.4°c6.1°c12.9°c0.4 mm0.9 mm-0.5 mmYes  
Tue11 Sep 201819.7°c13.3°c16.6°c0.6 mm0.6 mm0.0 mmYesYesYes
Mon10 Sep 201819.4°c9.4°c15.4°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Sun09 Sep 201820.6°c10.6°c16.2°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Sat08 Sep 201817.5°c6.7°c13.7°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYesYesYes
Fri07 Sep 201816.8°c5.0°c12.3°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYesYesYes
Thu06 Sep 201817.1°c6.1°c12.1°c3.2 mm0.4 mm2.8 mmYesYesYes
Wed05 Sep 201819.4°c11.7°c15.3°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYes  
Tue04 Sep 201815.8°c12.2°c14.3°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Mon03 Sep 201823.6°c13.9°c17.4°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYes  
Sun02 Sep 201825.6°c10.0°c19.0°c--1.9 mm-1.9 mmYes  
Sat01 Sep 201821.7°c8.3°c13.2°c--1.8 mm-1.8 mmYes  
Fri31 Aug 201821.3°c6.7°c14.1°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYes  
Thu30 Aug 201818.2°c8.3°c14.3°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYes  
Wed29 Aug 201819.8°c12.2°c15.8°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYesYesYes
Tue28 Aug 201817.8°c13.9°c15.9°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Mon27 Aug 201818.7°c12.2°c15.7°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYesYesYes
Sun26 Aug 201816.7°c8.3°c12.9°c2.0 mm0.2 mm1.8 mmYesYesYes
Sat25 Aug 201818.5°c8.3°c13.5°c0.8 mm1.3 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Fri24 Aug 201817.7°c8.9°c12.4°c6.2 mm1.0 mm5.2 mmYesYesYes
Thu23 Aug 201819.7°c22.2°c15.3°c9.4 mm0.8 mm8.6 mmYesYesYes
Wed22 Aug 201825.4°c22.2°c19.6°c--1.1 mm-1.1 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.