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Pro Weather Station
on 23 October 2010
An excellent weather station and excellent value for money. Very easy to put together and provides accurate data with very simple set up. Having bought many weather stations over the years, some costing many hundreds of pounds, this is the best value for money and efficient one I bought!
Please note that when you put the weather station together, the anemometer (wind speed/direction device) should ideally be placed at least 15 feet hight so it's worth buying a length of tubing to attach to the fitting in order to attain the required height. You can of course either fix it to the top of a building, making sure the anemometer has an unobstructed flow of wind from all directions or do what I have done and buy a length of copper pipe and simply fix it into the ground away from trees/bushes etc to get the most accurate readings.
The temperature sensor should be fixed on either the same pole or another one nearby at a height of approx 4 feet from the ground. This is the standard height where thermometers should be placed to give the air temperature which is usually around 3 degrees higher than that of ground level.
The rain gauge should be fitted at ground level and can be secured to the ground by using one of the small lengths of tubing supplied or something similar.
Please don't fit your rain gauge and temperature gauge all at the same height as the wind speed device as some people seem to do!!! The seperate devices all have long lengths of wire attaching them to the 'sender' and this is so that you can fit them at the suggested heights and not all together on the top of your roof as some people seem to think!!!! Remember the wind speed/direction goes up high, thermometer/sender about 4 feet off the ground and the rain gauge on the ground and you will then get accurate readings!
I downloaded the 'Cumulus' weather station programme which is free on the net and you can then get all your data on your pc in a good format. You can also use the Easy Weather programme which comes free with the weather station if you prefer!
My advice, don't bother with all the more expensive weather stations, this is top class!
I ordered mine with the free delivery option at about 10pm Wednesday night and it was delivered mid day Friday,excellent service, thank you Amazon!