Home weather station – precision first!
A weather station is a high-precision measuring device from the field of meteorology and is used to analyze various weather data. The station is equipped with a number of measuring instruments, each of which can record individual elements of the weather. Climate researchers therefore benefit from the measured data just as much as amateur meteorologists and professionals whose work depends on the respective weather situation.
Modern weather stations are extremely compact and can therefore be installed anywhere: Whether at home in the apartment or outdoors, at the workplace or in the research laboratory - everywhere the stations provide diverse measurement data on the weather situation. To ensure that the values determined are as accurate as possible, the location of a weather station should always be protected from the sun and wind and, depending on the model, also protect the device from direct rain.
Weather forecasts are based on various measured data on the individual weather elements. For example, the measurement of temperature, humidity, air pressure and wind can be used to make statements about precipitation or visibility. With our high quality weather stations you can therefore analyze specific building blocks of the weather as well as investigate and predict weather patterns as a whole!
How does a weather station work?
A weather station usually consists of a base station and an outstation. The outstation is equipped with various measuring instruments, which may differ depending on the version. The measuring instruments are also called sensors and are responsible for collecting various weather data. The measured values are transmitted from the sensors to the base station, where they are shown on the integrated display.
The individual sensors of a weather station are each specialized for a particular weather element. For example, a thermometer provides the measurement of temperature, while a hygrometer measures humidity, a barometer measures air pressure, and an anemometer measures wind as a meteorological value. Likewise, sensors for air pollution or CO2 levels can be included in a weather station.
Depending on the model, measured values can also be stored at a weather station and recalled at a later time. In addition, some stations allow the weather history to be displayed for a longer period of time. A high-quality weather station therefore offers you numerous possibilities for analyzing meteorological data - and is thus one of the most universal measuring devices in modern measuring equipment!
Home weather stations for precise measurement data
Having your own weather station for your home offers a whole range of advantages as well as possibilities. This means that not only amateur meteorologists and those interested in the weather benefit from the diverse measurement data: Especially when professional activities are weather-dependent, such as for farmers, gardeners, construction workers or roofers, the precise weather data help to plan the day optimally.
Home weather stations are furthermore helpful for private life. Because based on the respective weather situation, you can, for example, better plan your dress code, rethink the children's way to school in case of severe weather, equip the car with suitable tires in case of snowfall, reschedule outdoor activities or festivities in case of rain, and much more. And even with severe weather sensitivity, an accurate weather forecast is beneficial in everyday life.
Just anticipating rain can be useful in your own household. Because rainwater is particularly soft and can therefore be used perfectly for watering plants, washing clothes or cleaning. In doing so, you not only save tap water but also reduce your costs! You want to store rainwater? Our online guide "Installing a rainwater tank" gives you valuable tips on this.
Digital weather stations - all you need to know
Nowadays, most weather stations are equipped with a digital display, through which all measured values can be conveniently read. Therefore, unlike analog stations, these digital models offer much more convenience. Digital stations are available in a wide variety of designs. Some of them are specifically designed for indoor use and offer precise values on the indoor climate at home, allowing you to keep an eye on your climatic comfort zone at all times:
Especially the current temperature and humidity play an important role for indoor spaces. Because with the help of precise measurement data, you can heat and ventilate in a much more targeted manner and thus save real costs. Depending on the model, digital weather stations also allow you to view different climate histories. All values are shown here on a modern display and highlighted by understandable symbols or designations.
Since a digital weather station is extremely compact, you can place the meter anywhere in your living spaces. Depending on the equipment, a digital station also offers useful additional functions, such as a clock, calendar, alarm or wake-up function. In addition, this weather station can be usefully combined with other measuring instruments - such as a special anemometer or moisture meter for outdoor use!
Radio controlled weather stations
Radio weather stations have a base station, which is positioned indoors, and at least one transmitter for outdoor use. The base station is equipped with electronic sensors and can measure values such as temperature, air pressure and humidity indoors. The outdoor sensors additionally record various outdoor measurement data, such as wind and rain, as well as temperature, air pressure and humidity in the outdoor area.
As the name suggests, the radio weather station uses radio communication between the base station and the outdoor transmitter. The measured values from the outdoor sensors are forwarded to the station, where they are usually shown on a digital display. The representation of the concrete numerical values is accompanied here with corresponding symbols or designations for the respective weather element. In addition, the display offers various setting options.
One of the advantages of a radio controlled weather station is that you can conveniently place and read the base station indoors. In addition, you always receive current measured values that actually prevail at your place of residence. Only when positioning the transmitter should it be noted that it should be placed within the specified radio radius. Similar to a multimeter, radio weather stations provide particularly accurate and diverse measurement data!
Wireless weather stations with online data analysis
A weather station with WiFi is one of the most modern variants of these measuring devices. In addition to a base station and at least one outdoor sensor, this station also offers an associated app. With this app you can view all measured values at a glance on your smartphone or tablet. Especially if you are on the road or traveling a lot, you always have the values of your home indoor climate as well as your living environment with you!
Another plus of the modern WiFi weather station: You can also integrate the measuring device into your home network via WLAN, which establishes an online connection. This way you can access special weather servers and even have the weather data collected by your station analyzed online. This evaluation usually takes place in real time, so that the data analysis does not require any additional time.
The combination of online connection and app also allows to receive additional weather data from an online weather service. This allows you to compare your own values with those of a professional weather service. In addition, certain alarm limits can be set via the app. If your station's readings exceed or fall below these limits, you will be notified immediately via app.
Which weather station is the best?
Which weather station is the right one for you personally depends entirely on your expectations and wishes. For example, if you only want to monitor the indoor climate, you do not need additional sensors for outdoor use. If you expect the most comprehensive display of the local weather situation, the station should be equipped with all desired sensors.
For a weather station with online connectivity, you can check beforehand if the meter connects effortlessly to your particular computer or home network. The same applies to the included software and apps: These should definitely match your technical equipment and the existing operating systems, so that you can use your weather station with all its functions optimally.
Depending on the model of the weather station, it can also be used to monitor very specific areas or equipment. For example, for the temperature in your freezer, garden pool or greenhouse. Need more help making your purchase decision? With our service hotline at 030 - 209 930 530 we are always ready to answer your questions!