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Good morning campers!

Id like to get a weather station to record... the weather! I fancy a digital version, unless someone can persuade me otherwise. Any recommendations from those who have them?
thanks 😃

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  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 1,189
    There's an enormous range of prices and capabilities in weather stations so it really depends on how much you want to pay and what information you want to record. I have a cheap and cheerful Aercus rain gauge and several min/max thermometers in different locations (including one in our wine cellar!) but they don't give very much detail. I just like to be able to keep a remote eye on things.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,631
    I have 3 dotted around the house, one l bought from Lidll, a CliMet one that includes a rain gauge and an Oregan one that has a frost alert light.
    The Oregon one is the most useful,  but l see they are not made any more.
    The nearest l can find to it is this one
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Youshiko-Controlled-Temperature-Thermometer-Barometric/dp/B07HQRSKSX/ref=pd_lpo_86_img_1/260-6144384-4571238?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07HQRSKSX&pd_rd_r=238d63ec-9fa8-4263-80bb-e6cddf909532&pd_rd_w=CxThM&pd_rd_wg=EFYOI&pf_rd_p=7b8e3b03-1439-4489-abd4-4a138cf4eca6&pf_rd_r=F7DRKM49429ZYJTWH664&psc=1&refRID=F7DRKM49429ZYJTWH664
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Thank you, that’s helpful.  I’d just like to measure rainfall and wind speed etc I will look those up. 😃
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,262
    Our weather station was a Maplin one (before they closed), the second one we've had so far. It has an inside visual station and an outside one mounted on a pole on top of our terrace so it has access to all four compass points. Both need batteries. I don't use the rain gauge as that's on top of the pole! It has a min/max measurements function, weather guide, temperature and other goodies. I mainly use it to check the outside temperatures, especially in the winter.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,597
    We have a La Crosse which is installed down the garden away from buildings and trees and is solar powered.   It has a wind speed and direction sensor, a temperature sensor and a rain gauge.  It sends this info to a receiver unit in our annex which is plugged in to the leccy but has battery backup.  

    It records the maximum and minimum temperatures outside, max wind gust speeds and tells current direction, rainfall since last read and rainfall this month - or since you last cleared it using the buttons on top.   It also gives air humidity as well as indoor temperature where the reader is.   OH records the data on a sheet each night when he puts the dogs to bed.

    In our Belgian garden I had one, briefly, years ago, which sent the data direct to a PC but it died in its first winter when the temperature went below -25C.  That won't happen here and this one's been up and running nearly 4 years.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    @Obelixx, thank you and apologies for tardy response!

    sounds exactly what I need! 😃
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