Today, many people are investing in home weather stations. These usually consist of a receiver, a thermometer, a barometer, an anemometer, and a rain gauge. The barometer is usually included in the electronic receiver, but the other three instruments must be assembled correctly for the best and most accurate results.
The thermometer is the instrument that measures the ambient temperature. Therefore, it cannot be exposed to direct sunlight, as direct heat will change the readings. The thermometer should be mounted a few feet off the ground in the shade to be sure the readings are displayed. Generally, users have a Stevenson display that they mount it on. This kit protects the instrument from direct sunlight. This also protects it from rain and shade from trees, which can change the measured values.
The anemometer is the instrument that measures the speed and direction of the wind. Any type of obstacle in the way of the instrument can change the readings. Therefore, it is ideal to mount the instrument at a height of at least 30 m from obstacles. This height requirement makes it ideal for placing this instrument on most ceilings. Care must be taken that nothing blocks the path of the wind towards the instrument at the selected point.
The rain gauge is used to measure precipitation. So if you mount it in the garage or under a very green tree, the rain won’t hit it. It should be mounted two feet above the floor and placed completely at floor level. Care must be taken to ensure that there is no roof blocking or distracting raindrops.
Any facility that uses instruments and other equipment to monitor atmospheric conditions to provide information for weather forecasting and information for studying climate and weather is also known as a meteorological station. The inputs that make up a weather forecast bulletin are generally temperature, dew point, air pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, and precipitation. These stations can be built on a large scale for commercial, government and research purposes, and they can also be built on a smaller scale for individual use. The precision of almost all instruments is usually quite average, although the larger and more expensive ones have a much sharper tuning.
The information gathered from these large-scale facilities is used in weather monitoring and climate research, as well as in the areas of commercial aviation. In smaller establishments, the person or group of people can use this information for personal investigations and environmental monitoring. The precision of almost all instruments is usually quite average, although the larger and more expensive ones have a much sharper tuning. It has also been used in storm chasing and personal safety from catastrophic weather events in vulnerable areas. Another use of the home weather station is also in private or general aviation, although this information can be easily obtained from MET departments, sometimes people prefer to obtain their own information. This is generally the case in smaller air parks and uncontrolled airports that may have stations installed.