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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?
Mon27 Apr 201513.4°c-2.2°c5.9°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mm   
Sun26 Apr 201514.8°c0.0°c9.0°c0.2 mm1.7 mm-1.5 mmYes  
Sat25 Apr 201517.4°c6.1°c12.0°c1.0 mm1.3 mm-0.3 mmYes  
Fri24 Apr 201517.4°c0.6°c11.9°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYes  
Thu23 Apr 201519.5°c-1.1°c10.3°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYes  
Wed22 Apr 201517.9°c-1.7°c10.1°c--1.2 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Tue21 Apr 201519.7°c-2.2°c10.4°c--1.9 mm-1.9 mmYes  
Mon20 Apr 201518.1°c-2.8°c8.7°c--1.5 mm-1.5 mmYes  
Sun19 Apr 201514.9°c-1.1°c8.1°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYes  
Sat18 Apr 201516.2°c-1.7°c8.5°c--2.1 mm-2.1 mmYes  
Fri17 Apr 201513.3°c0.0°c9.1°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYes  
Thu16 Apr 201516.8°c6.7°c11.3°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Wed15 Apr 201518.7°c1.7°c12.9°c--1.8 mm-1.8 mmYesYesYes
Tue14 Apr 201519.9°c1.1°c13.3°c--2.0 mm-2.0 mmYesYesYes
Mon13 Apr 201515.4°c-3.3°c8.3°c0.2 mm0.9 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Sun12 Apr 201514.9°c-1.1°c7.8°c2.6 mm1.4 mm1.2 mmYesYesYes
Sat11 Apr 201512.5°c1.7°c9.7°c1.8 mm1.7 mm0.1 mmYes  
Fri10 Apr 201521.0°c1.7°c12.9°c--1.7 mm-1.7 mmYes  
Thu09 Apr 201518.9°c1.7°c11.3°c--1.5 mm-1.5 mmYes  
Wed08 Apr 201517.3°c1.1°c10.4°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYesYesYes
Tue07 Apr 201517.9°c0.6°c10.1°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYesYesYes
Mon06 Apr 201518.1°c0.0°c9.7°c--1.6 mm-1.6 mmYesYesYes
Sun05 Apr 201514.9°c1.1°c9.4°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Sat04 Apr 201510.6°c7.2°c8.4°c--0.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Fri03 Apr 201511.6°c6.7°c9.3°c6.4 mm0.2 mm6.2 mmYesYesYes
Thu02 Apr 201511.8°c4.4°c7.7°c2.2 mm1.0 mm1.2 mmYesYesYes
Wed01 Apr 20159.7°c1.1°c5.8°c2.4 mm1.3 mm1.1 mm Yes 
Tue31 Mar 201511.2°c1.7°c7.9°c3.6 mm1.7 mm1.9 mmYesYesYes
Mon30 Mar 201511.1°c1.1°c7.3°c6.2 mm1.1 mm5.1 mmYesYesYes
Sun29 Mar 201512.7°c2.8°c8.8°c8.6 mm0.7 mm7.9 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.