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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?
Sat20 Jul 201918.0°c15.4°c16.7°c0.5 mm0.2 mm0.3 mmYesYesYes
Fri19 Jul 201919.4°c6.4°c15.4°c6.7 mm0.7 mm6.0 mmYesYesYes
Thu18 Jul 201921.8°c9.4°c18.0°c--1.9 mm-1.9 mmYes  
Wed17 Jul 201923.4°c10.5°c18.9°c--1.8 mm-1.8 mmYes  
Tue16 Jul 201925.5°c7.7°c18.9°c--1.9 mm-1.9 mmYes  
Mon15 Jul 201924.3°c5.2°c16.6°c--1.6 mm-1.6 mmYes  
Sun14 Jul 201921.1°c9.0°c17.1°c--1.3 mm-1.3 mmYes  
Wed10 Jul 201922.8°c14.4°c18.9°c--1.7 mm-1.7 mmYesYesYes
Tue09 Jul 201921.6°c13.5°c17.1°c0.1 mm1.3 mm-1.2 mmYesYesYes
Mon08 Jul 201922.0°c10.3°c15.9°c--1.8 mm-1.8 mmYesYesYes
Sun07 Jul 201923.4°c11.2°c16.8°c2.0 mm2.3 mm-0.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat06 Jul 201919.3°c13.0°c15.9°c2.0 mm0.9 mm1.1 mmYes  
Fri05 Jul 201924.9°c13.8°c18.9°c--2.8 mm-2.8 mmYes  
Thu04 Jul 201924.9°c9.8°c17.6°c--2.7 mm-2.7 mmYes  
Wed03 Jul 201923.7°c6.3°c16.6°c--2.5 mm-2.5 mmYes  
Tue02 Jul 201920.1°c8.9°c15.3°c--2.1 mm-2.1 mmYes  
Mon01 Jul 201919.9°c9.8°c16.2°c--2.2 mm-2.2 mmYes  
Sun30 Jun 201922.4°c11.6°c17.9°c--2.3 mm-2.3 mmYesYesYes
Sat29 Jun 201932.6°c10.6°c22.4°c--3.0 mm-3.0 mmYesYesYes
Fri28 Jun 201925.1°c12.3°c17.5°c--2.6 mm-2.6 mmYesYesYes
Thu27 Jun 201921.9°c10.4°c15.3°c--2.5 mm-2.5 mmYesYesYes
Wed26 Jun 201915.7°c11.5°c13.7°c0.9 mm0.6 mm0.3 mmYesYesYes
Tue25 Jun 201917.6°c13.7°c15.8°c12.4 mm0.2 mm12.2 mmYesYesYes
Mon24 Jun 201921.2°c14.3°c17.2°c5.4 mm0.6 mm4.8 mmYesYesYes
Sun23 Jun 201922.9°c7.6°c16.0°c5.3 mm1.5 mm3.8 mmYesYesYes
Sat22 Jun 201923.2°c4.6°c15.8°c--2.2 mm-2.2 mmYesYesYes
Fri21 Jun 201919.7°c3.7°c14.2°c--1.8 mm-1.8 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.