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    Home Weather Station

    I am looking at buying a weather station for home to help feed my unhealthy obsession with the weather - well, I am British!
    There seem to be lots of different options, and makes that I have never heard of. Lots of reviews recommending different models but not consistent. Also considering the advance in mobile technologies, a lot of them donít send data over WiFi or to your phone which would be handy.

    I want one that will measure wind (direction / speed), rain, humidity etc etc - all the things you would expect, perhaps solar powered, connects to mobile ideally, and perhaps over WiFi...

    Anyone got any experience or recommendations? Donít mind spending a bit of money to get a decent one.

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    Best give these folk a bell. They do know what theyíre talking about. Maintenance is key, https://www.weathershop.co.uk/shop/w...ather-stations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slamdoor View Post
    Best give these folk a bell. They do know what theyíre talking about. Maintenance is key, https://www.weathershop.co.uk/shop/w...ather-stations
    Thanks - good place to start. Lots of range there too 👍

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    I had something very similar to this from Maplins years ago https://www.weathershop.co.uk/shop/w...eather-station. It lasted a fair while and I was able to load it into my PC and from there you can load it into Weather Underground. If I was going to get another Iíd get a Davis system most likely the Vantage Vue as the Pro is a bit pricey. They seemed to be the ones to get a fair while ago and still exist so I imagine are still good.

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    Had this one for about 10 years now. https://www.industrial-needs.com/tec...tion-nexus.htm
    Still all working fine and I hardly ever clean it or change the batteries.

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    Make sure you place it all in a Stevenson screen.

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    Wouldnít that prevent measurement of rainfall, wind speed and direction, possibly sunlight etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Make sure you place it all in a Stevenson screen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    Wouldnít that prevent measurement of rainfall, wind speed and direction, possibly sunlight etc?
    I'm not sure - I just remember having these at school and they always housed a weather station.
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    The weather station just houses thermometers etc - not rain gauges or anemometers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    I'm not sure - I just remember having these at school and they always housed a weather station.
    I suspect it is for some of the sensors and things, and others will need to be outside.
    I am looking at an all in one relatively compact unit and probably sticks up on a pole at the top of a single story extension at the back of the house.
    It does look like weatherproofing is important though if I donít want it to break in the first year or so

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