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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?
Wed29 Mar 201711.1°c9.4°c10.5°c0.2 mm--0.2 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
Sun26 Mar 201715.8°c-1.7°c8.1°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYesYesYes
Sat25 Mar 201717.3°c-1.1°c7.2°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYesYesYes
Fri24 Mar 201714.5°c0.0°c7.2°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Thu23 Mar 201712.5°c-0.6°c6.8°c2.8 mm0.9 mm1.9 mmYesYesYes
Wed22 Mar 20178.0°c-0.6°c5.5°c2.4 mm0.2 mm2.2 mm Yes 
Tue21 Mar 201710.2°c0.6°c5.8°c2.2 mm0.7 mm1.5 mm Yes 
Mon20 Mar 201712.2°c2.8°c9.2°c8.4 mm--8.4 mmYesYesYes
Sun19 Mar 201715.0°c10.6°c12.7°c0.2 mm0.4 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Sat18 Mar 201714.1°c10.0°c12.4°c0.6 mm0.3 mm0.3 mmYes  
Fri17 Mar 201711.6°c3.3°c7.4°c0.6 mm0.2 mm0.4 mmYes  
Thu16 Mar 201710.9°c5.0°c8.4°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYes  
Wed15 Mar 201717.1°c4.4°c11.1°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYes  
Tue14 Mar 201716.1°c5.0°c11.0°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYes  
Mon13 Mar 201713.7°c2.2°c9.2°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Sun12 Mar 201713.7°c7.2°c10.9°c2.0 mm0.5 mm1.5 mmYesYesYes
Sat11 Mar 201713.6°c9.4°c11.4°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Fri10 Mar 201711.8°c5.6°c9.0°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Thu09 Mar 201713.9°c5.6°c9.8°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYesYesYes
Wed08 Mar 201714.5°c6.1°c10.0°c3.6 mm0.6 mm3.0 mmYesYesYes
Tue07 Mar 201710.7°c3.3°c7.0°c1.0 mm0.9 mm0.1 mmYesYesYes
Mon06 Mar 201711.1°c0.6°c6.5°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Sun05 Mar 20177.3°c3.9°c5.6°c5.4 mm0.4 mm5.0 mm Yes 
Sat04 Mar 201711.9°c5.6°c7.9°c0.4 mm0.7 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Fri03 Mar 20178.6°c3.3°c6.3°c8.4 mm0.2 mm8.2 mmYesYesYes
Thu02 Mar 201710.2°c2.8°c6.4°c1.4 mm0.9 mm0.5 mmYesYesYes
Wed01 Mar 20179.1°c1.7°c5.7°c4.0 mm0.5 mm3.5 mm Yes 
Tue28 Feb 20175.9°c0.6°c3.7°c3.2 mm0.4 mm2.8 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.