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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?
Thu29 Sep 201618.7°c10.0°c16.5°c1.0 mm1.6 mm-0.6 mmYesYesYes
Wed28 Sep 201621.8°c9.4°c16.3°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYesYesYes
Tue27 Sep 201619.7°c10.6°c15.6°c--0.4 mm-0.4 mmYesYesYes
Mon26 Sep 201615.1°c6.1°c12.3°c3.4 mm0.3 mm3.1 mmYesYesYes
Sun25 Sep 201617.8°c7.2°c14.7°c3.4 mm1.1 mm2.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat24 Sep 201621.3°c7.2°c16.0°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYes  
Fri23 Sep 201619.1°c6.7°c12.9°c--1.1 mm-1.1 mmYes  
Thu22 Sep 201618.6°c7.2°c14.2°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Wed21 Sep 201620.5°c8.9°c14.9°c--0.6 mm-0.6 mmYesYesYes
Tue20 Sep 201617.1°c8.3°c13.4°c--0.5 mm-0.5 mmYesYesYes
Mon19 Sep 201615.9°c12.8°c14.5°c2.8 mm0.1 mm2.7 mmYesYesYes
Sun18 Sep 201619.9°c5.6°c14.7°c--0.7 mm-0.7 mmYesYesYes
Sat17 Sep 201615.4°c8.3°c13.8°c0.2 mm0.3 mm-0.1 mmYesYesYes
Fri16 Sep 201617.8°c10.0°c15.4°c8.8 mm0.8 mm8.0 mmYesYesYes
Thu15 Sep 201617.8°c12.8°c18.0°c--0.8 mm-0.8 mmYesYesYes
Wed14 Sep 201626.3°c15.6°c19.9°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Tue13 Sep 201628.9°c13.3°c20.5°c--1.4 mm-1.4 mmYesYesYes
Mon12 Sep 201624.1°c10.6°c17.7°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Sun11 Sep 201620.2°c8.9°c14.0°c0.2 mm1.5 mm-1.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat10 Sep 201618.8°c11.7°c14.9°c13.0 mm0.3 mm12.7 mmYesYesYes
Fri09 Sep 201622.9°c13.3°c18.8°c0.4 mm1.6 mm-1.2 mmYes  
Thu08 Sep 201622.4°c12.8°c17.7°c--1.7 mm-1.7 mmYesYesYes
Wed07 Sep 201624.9°c15.0°c20.3°c--1.0 mm-1.0 mmYesYesYes
Tue06 Sep 201625.3°c15.0°c21.2°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYesYesYes
Mon05 Sep 201622.6°c13.3°c17.5°c1.0 mm0.5 mm0.5 mmYesYesYes
Sun04 Sep 201619.8°c12.8°c16.5°c--0.9 mm-0.9 mmYesYesYes
Sat03 Sep 201618.2°c8.3°c15.0°c5.6 mm0.4 mm5.2 mmYesYesYes
Fri02 Sep 201620.1°c11.1°c16.4°c1.6 mm0.6 mm1.0 mmYesYesYes
Thu01 Sep 201622.5°c8.3°c17.9°c2.0 mm1.7 mm0.3 mmYesYesYes
Wed31 Aug 201621.8°c8.3°c15.6°c--0.4 mm-0.4 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.