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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?
Sat19 Jan 20193.6°c0.9°c2.6°c1.6 mm0.1 mm1.5 mm Yes 
Fri18 Jan 20194.4°c-2.4°c1.5°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm   
Thu17 Jan 20194.6°c-2.0°c1.9°c0.2 mm0.5 mm-0.3 mm Yes 
Wed16 Jan 20199.1°c-0.5°c6.2°c2.0 mm0.1 mm1.9 mmYesYesYes
Tue15 Jan 20199.6°c1.6°c7.2°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYes  
Mon14 Jan 20199.2°c0.4°c6.7°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYes  
Sun13 Jan 201911.7°c4.6°c9.5°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYes  
Sat12 Jan 201911.0°c7.3°c8.8°c0.8 mm0.2 mm0.6 mmYes  
Fri11 Jan 20199.6°c3.1°c6.7°c0.2 mm0.2 mm0.0 mmYes  
Thu10 Jan 20197.8°c-3.0°c4.5°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Wed09 Jan 20195.4°c-0.7°c2.9°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Tue08 Jan 20198.7°c1.7°c6.4°c0.4 mm0.5 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Mon07 Jan 201911.7°c3.5°c8.4°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Sun06 Jan 201910.1°c3.7°c7.8°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Sat05 Jan 20196.6°c3.2°c5.0°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Fri04 Jan 20193.8°c-5.0°c1.3°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Thu03 Jan 20194.2°c-2.4°c2.9°c----0.0 mm   
Wed02 Jan 20195.7°c1.0°c4.4°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mm   
Tue01 Jan 201911.3°c-3.9°c7.4°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Mon31 Dec 20189.8°c7.2°c9.1°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Sun30 Dec 201811.9°c3.3°c9.5°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYes  
Sat29 Dec 201813.2°c0.6°c9.6°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Fri28 Dec 201810.7°c5.6°c8.7°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYesYesYes
Thu27 Dec 20189.3°c6.7°c8.1°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYesYesYes
Wed26 Dec 201818.7°c2.2°c8.4°c0.2 mm0.1 mm0.1 mmYesYesYes
Tue25 Dec 20187.6°c-1.1°c5.1°c----0.0 mm Yes 
Mon24 Dec 20185.3°c-3.9°c2.2°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Sun23 Dec 20187.0°c-1.7°c5.9°c5.2 mm--5.2 mm Yes 
Sat22 Dec 201810.2°c1.7°c7.9°c--0.1 mm-0.1 mmYesYesYes
Fri21 Dec 201810.9°c4.4°c8.3°c14.2 mm--14.2 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.