“Weather” is short for meteorology, which literally means the measurement of the state of the atmosphere. And it’s quite broad: indoor air quality, outdoor atmosphere, weather forecasts, pollution. All these variables fall within the scope of meteorology. Therefore, the weather station is a device capable of measuring these elements using sensors and providing you with all the data on a screen.
A set of sensors providing valuable information A weather station is also called a weather station, weather park, or weather shelter. It is a measuring device consisting of different sensors and performing various functions.
It can be used as a temperature measuring unit, clock, sound level meter, hygrometer, anemometer, barometer, and rain gauge. While also providing information on air quality, the lunar phase, and indoor pollution levels.
Since there are many advantages of having home weather stations, its usage in private homes has been democratized and generalized in recent years.
Why (And For Whom) Is A Weather Station Useful?
Gardeners, farmers, sailors, sailors, hikers, mountain bikers, carpenters, laborers… anyone who needs accurate weather information can benefit greatly from a weather station.
But that’s not all: many weather stations also provide data related to the atmosphere inside the house, such as air quality, humidity, or temperature.
In summary, why use a weather station at home? It’s simple to predict the weather better and analyze the quality of the atmosphere at home. It then becomes possible to control the interior environment of the house but also to anticipate the exterior environment and climatic hazards better.
Let’s now go into the details of installing a weather station.
How To Successfully Install A Wireless Weather Station?
The installation of a wireless weather station presents, a priori, no difficulty. However, in order to obtain the most accurate information possible, it is necessary to respect certain principles. It is rare to be able to make a perfect installation because of the constraints imposed by its immediate environment, but as much to do the best possible according to the circumstances!
The most common stations, which can be installed both in an apartment and when living in a house, are stations that measure temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, although it can be complex to achieve their success. Installation on a balcony. Stations equipped with a rain gauge and/or an anemometer (which measures the wind) can only be used in a suitable garden.
Where to place the sensor of a weather station?
- To do things “well,” you would need to equip yourself with a specific shelter, to be installed in full sun away from any shadow, a shelter in which the sensor of the weather station would be placed. However, it is much cheaper to place the sensor in the shade of a wall unless you build this shelter yourself!
- Ideally, the sensor should be at least 10 cm from a wall.
- In order for it to correctly measure the temperature, the sensor must also be placed in a well-ventilated place, where the air circulates freely.
- Some materials interfere with the measurement, avoid proximity to a zinc gutter (no problem if it is PVC), a corrugated iron roof, and any other metal, and also avoid proximity to concrete.
- The sensor must be raised, the ideal height being between 1.50 m and 2 m, and if possible, above natural ground (lawn, flower bed, etc.).
- Although very important for the accuracy of the measurements, all these principles are not to be strictly adhered to! A criterion that is not perfectly met will not prevent you from using your wireless weather station well.
I hope, by now, you’ll have an idea about what is a weather station and how to install it. Installing a wireless weather station is very simple, but it does require some application. Indeed, the sensor, the one that sends the temperature, humidity, pressure, or other data from the outside, must be particularly well located so that this data is not distorted. This is why it is wise to choose the model of weather station which will be adapted to the configuration of your home.