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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?
Thu24 Apr 201416.8°c5.6°c11.3°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Wed23 Apr 201418.8°c5.0°c12.4°c1.6 mm1.1 mm0.5 mmYesYesYes
Tue22 Apr 201416.8°c9.4°c11.8°c1.0 mm0.6 mm0.4 mmYesYesYes
Mon21 Apr 201420.2°c3.9°c12.1°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYesYesYes
Sun20 Apr 201414.1°c7.2°c9.8°c3.2 mm0.4 mm2.8 mmYesYesYes
Sat19 Apr 201415.5°c0.0°c7.7°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Fri18 Apr 201414.5°c1.1°c8.2°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYes  
Thu17 Apr 201414.2°c3.3°c9.9°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYes  
Wed16 Apr 201417.9°c0.0°c10.1°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYes  
Tue15 Apr 201416.1°c0.0°c8.3°c--1.6 mm-1.6 mmYes  
Mon14 Apr 201414.9°c2.2°c10.3°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYes  
Sun13 Apr 201414.2°c2.8°c9.9°c--1.5 mm-1.5 mmYes  
Sat12 Apr 201414.4°c3.9°c9.1°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Fri11 Apr 201415.1°c5.6°c10.7°c--1.6 mm-1.6 mmYesYesYes
Thu10 Apr 201413.6°c2.8°c9.8°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Wed09 Apr 201416.1°c3.9°c10.5°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYesYesYes
Tue08 Apr 201412.9°c3.9°c8.8°c2.0 mm1.5 mm0.5 mmYesYesYes
Mon07 Apr 201414.3°c3.9°c11.6°c5.8 mm0.3 mm5.5 mmYesYesYes
Sun06 Apr 201415.7°c11.7°c13.6°c1.6 mm0.6 mm1.0 mmYes  
Sat05 Apr 201415.8°c3.9°c11.1°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYes  
Fri04 Apr 201413.3°c3.9°c10.3°c0.4 mm0.3 mm0.1 mmYes  
Thu03 Apr 201411.1°c8.3°c9.2°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Wed02 Apr 201413.2°c5.0°c9.9°c0.6 mm0.4 mm0.2 mmYes  
Tue01 Apr 201417.9°c6.1°c12.3°c0.2 mm1.0 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Mon31 Mar 201417.9°c6.1°c11.3°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYesYesYes
Sun30 Mar 201418.6°c3.3°c11.3°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Sat29 Mar 201418.5°c2.2°c10.9°c--1.5 mm-1.5 mmYesYesYes
Fri28 Mar 201414.0°c2.2°c7.9°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYesYesYes
Thu27 Mar 201411.6°c1.1°c4.9°c5.4 mm0.6 mm4.8 mm Yes 
Wed26 Mar 20149.3°c0.0°c4.9°c1.6 mm0.5 mm1.1 mm Yes 

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.