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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?
Sun20 May 201824.3°c5.0°c15.9°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYes  
Sat19 May 201822.8°c3.3°c14.4°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYes  
Fri18 May 201817.9°c0.0°c11.2°c--1.5 mm-1.5 mmYes  
Thu17 May 201817.0°c0.6°c10.4°c--1.5 mm-1.5 mmYesYesYes
Wed16 May 201814.2°c3.9°c12.4°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Tue15 May 201824.6°c7.8°c16.6°c--2.1 mm-2.1 mmYesYesYes
Mon14 May 201822.4°c5.6°c14.7°c--2.1 mm-2.1 mmYesYesYes
Sun13 May 201818.7°c6.7°c12.9°c--1.7 mm-1.7 mmYesYesYes
Sat12 May 201816.7°c8.3°c12.1°c3.8 mm0.8 mm3.0 mmYesYesYes
Fri11 May 201817.0°c3.3°c11.6°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Thu10 May 201816.6°c5.6°c11.8°c1.0 mm1.3 mm-0.3 mmYes  
Wed09 May 201818.3°c5.0°c13.0°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYes  
Tue08 May 201824.1°c9.4°c18.7°c--1.9 mm-1.9 mmYes  
Mon07 May 201827.9°c6.7°c19.0°c--2.1 mm-2.1 mmYesYesYes
Sun06 May 201825.6°c5.6°c17.2°c--2.2 mm-2.2 mmYesYesYes
Sat05 May 201823.7°c3.9°c15.7°c--1.9 mm-1.9 mmYesYesYes
Fri04 May 201817.3°c3.9°c13.3°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Thu03 May 201816.1°c3.3°c10.5°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Wed02 May 201813.3°c6.1°c9.8°c7.6 mm0.9 mm6.7 mmYesYesYes
Tue01 May 201815.1°c2.8°c9.3°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Mon30 Apr 201811.6°c4.4°c7.4°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Sun29 Apr 20188.9°c4.4°c6.6°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mmYesYesYes
Sat28 Apr 20188.7°c5.0°c6.8°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mmYesYesYes
Fri27 Apr 20189.5°c5.0°c7.1°c2.6 mm0.2 mm2.4 mmYesYesYes
Thu26 Apr 201814.3°c5.0°c9.8°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYesYesYes
Wed25 Apr 201813.0°c6.1°c9.6°c1.0 mm0.8 mm0.2 mmYesYesYes
Tue24 Apr 201813.1°c8.3°c11.2°c6.4 mm0.3 mm6.1 mmYesYesYes
Mon23 Apr 201815.7°c7.2°c11.3°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Sun22 Apr 201819.7°c8.3°c15.5°c1.0 mm0.9 mm0.1 mmYes  
Sat21 Apr 201822.7°c5.6°c16.0°c1.6 mm1.3 mm0.3 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.