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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?
Sat27 Aug 201622.1°c5.6°c13.4°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Fri26 Aug 201622.7°c8.3°c17.2°c0.4 mm1.8 mm-1.4 mmYesYesYes
Thu25 Aug 201620.3°c15.0°c17.9°c8.4 mm0.3 mm8.1 mmYesYesYes
Wed24 Aug 201627.6°c15.6°c22.4°c--1.8 mm-1.8 mmYesYesYes
Tue23 Aug 201630.8°c13.9°c23.6°c--2.1 mm-2.1 mmYesYesYes
Mon22 Aug 201622.9°c16.1°c19.3°c0.2 mm0.9 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Sun21 Aug 201622.4°c13.9°c17.3°c4.2 mm1.4 mm2.8 mmYesYesYes
Sat20 Aug 201619.8°c11.7°c16.2°c1.8 mm1.2 mm0.6 mmYesYesYes
Fri19 Aug 201618.9°c12.8°c16.4°c4.4 mm0.4 mm4.0 mmYesYesYes
Thu18 Aug 201626.0°c10.0°c17.5°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYes  
Wed17 Aug 201625.6°c6.7°c17.6°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYes  
Tue16 Aug 201624.7°c9.4°c19.5°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYes  
Mon15 Aug 201625.5°c6.7°c17.0°c--1.9 mm-1.9 mmYes  
Sun14 Aug 201622.0°c8.9°c17.3°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Sat13 Aug 201621.6°c10.6°c17.6°c--1.5 mm-1.5 mmYes  
Fri12 Aug 201625.0°c13.9°c19.5°c--2.6 mm-2.6 mmYes  
Thu11 Aug 201620.1°c12.8°c16.4°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYes  
Wed10 Aug 201620.2°c7.8°c14.8°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYes  
Tue09 Aug 201620.2°c7.2°c14.3°c--1.8 mm-1.8 mmYes  
Mon08 Aug 201620.6°c8.9°c16.1°c--2.2 mm-2.2 mmYes  
Sun07 Aug 201623.6°c12.2°c20.2°c0.2 mm2.9 mm-2.7 mmYes  
Sat06 Aug 201625.9°c7.2°c19.1°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYes  
Fri05 Aug 201622.2°c10.0°c17.2°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYes  
Thu04 Aug 201620.9°c12.2°c17.1°c0.8 mm1.2 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Wed03 Aug 201622.6°c14.4°c19.1°c0.6 mm1.8 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Tue02 Aug 201621.0°c17.8°c19.9°c0.2 mm0.5 mm-0.3 mmYes  
Mon01 Aug 201620.6°c5.6°c14.7°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Sun31 Jul 201620.2°c6.7°c15.1°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Sat30 Jul 201621.4°c7.8°c16.4°c--1.5 mm-1.5 mmYesYesYes
Fri29 Jul 201621.3°c10.6°c17.4°c--0.7 mm-0.7 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.