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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?
Sun01 May 201611.8°c-2.2°c3.8°c--0.2 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Sat30 Apr 201611.7°c-0.6°c6.5°c0.4 mm1.1 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Fri29 Apr 201610.1°c-1.1°c5.7°c0.4 mm1.4 mm-1.0 mm Yes 
Thu28 Apr 20169.7°c-2.2°c4.8°c4.8 mm0.9 mm3.9 mm Yes 
Wed27 Apr 201610.4°c0.6°c4.6°c1.4 mm1.0 mm0.4 mm Yes 
Tue26 Apr 201610.1°c1.1°c4.2°c1.0 mm1.2 mm-0.2 mm Yes 
Mon25 Apr 201611.7°c0.6°c6.2°c4.6 mm0.5 mm4.1 mmYesYesYes
Sun24 Apr 201610.4°c1.7°c6.6°c1.0 mm1.0 mm0.0 mmYes  
Sat23 Apr 201611.9°c1.1°c6.7°c0.2 mm1.0 mm-0.8 mmYes  
Fri22 Apr 201613.2°c2.2°c8.0°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYes  
Thu21 Apr 201617.5°c1.7°c9.3°c--1.7 mm-1.7 mmYesYesYes
Wed20 Apr 201616.7°c-1.1°c8.7°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYesYesYes
Tue19 Apr 201616.1°c-1.1°c9.6°c--1.7 mm-1.7 mmYesYesYes
Mon18 Apr 201612.0°c-0.6°c8.0°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYesYesYes
Sun17 Apr 201612.3°c-1.7°c8.7°c0.4 mm1.3 mm-0.9 mmYesYesYes
Sat16 Apr 201610.3°c-1.1°c4.8°c2.8 mm0.9 mm1.9 mm Yes 
Fri15 Apr 20168.9°c4.4°c7.3°c10.2 mm0.1 mm10.1 mmYesYesYes
Thu14 Apr 201615.5°c4.4°c9.8°c0.2 mm0.8 mm-0.6 mmYesYesYes
Wed13 Apr 201616.3°c-0.6°c10.0°c0.2 mm1.1 mm-0.9 mmYesYesYes
Tue12 Apr 201613.7°c3.3°c9.7°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Mon11 Apr 201615.3°c6.1°c10.7°c3.6 mm0.8 mm2.8 mmYesYesYes
Sun10 Apr 201612.8°c-1.1°c6.5°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat09 Apr 201612.7°c1.1°c7.4°c2.4 mm0.9 mm1.5 mmYesYesYes
Fri08 Apr 201612.0°c3.9°c8.8°c0.2 mm0.5 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Thu07 Apr 201612.4°c2.8°c7.5°c0.2 mm0.9 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Wed06 Apr 201610.9°c2.2°c7.3°c4.0 mm1.2 mm2.8 mmYesYesYes
Tue05 Apr 201613.3°c2.2°c8.8°c0.2 mm1.0 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Mon04 Apr 201614.6°c2.8°c10.2°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Sun03 Apr 201615.8°c6.7°c9.8°c2.8 mm0.9 mm1.9 mmYesYesYes
Sat02 Apr 201616.4°c6.1°c10.1°c3.8 mm1.3 mm2.5 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.