Are you part of the small and exclusive group of people that constantly watch the Weather Channel and always have some weather insight on any given day? For you, a weather related app on your Android – or iPhone, we’re not judging – is a bit too plebeian.
As you would put it – weather is a science. The phrase ‘might rain’ is not correct, while there are x% chances to rain is. You know what you want, and that is your very own home weather station. Yes, it might be a bit of an expensive purchase but totally worth it.
A good weather station will tell you everything you need to know about the day’s weather parameters, real-time edition – Speed of wind? Check. Solar radiation and UV levels? Check. Check… Those passionate about gardening and the outdoors will be particularly thankful in the long run.
As a present for all the weather aficionados among us – We do love and appreciate you – here are 3 of the best home weather stations you can find.
1. Netatmo Weather Station
This particular model is made with Android (above 4.0), iOS and iPhone technology in mind. You can access the sensors – humidity, temperature, indoor CO2 concentration, barometric pressure, and more – anywhere and at any time.
Data reports – from notifications to graphs and everything in between – get presented to you in real time, with a record frequency of about 5 minutes. As a pretty cool perk you could either connect multiple smartphones to your weather station or multiple weather stations to just one smartphone.
What we like best is probably the option to add several modules, namely 3, to the traditional weather station. Design wise this is one of our favorite units. The overall metallic, tubular look is quite elegant and will never be an eyesore.
2. AcuRite 01057RM Color Weather Station
The AcuRite is a high-precision model with a 5-in-1 wireless weather sensor. This means you will have access to accurately measured data regarding humidity, temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction. Pretty cool, mostly as you can keep the data private, share it with other weather aficionados or even report it to professional communities. Be a part of Weather Underground.
As a perk, especially for the on-the-go weather junkie, you can access all the information remotely by tablet, phone or computer using the special free My AcuRite app or MyAcuRite.com site. You can also set up some alerts, email or text, alerts that will notify you when the parameters change.
3. Ambient Weather Station
And last, but not least, we have this Ambient Weather model. Quite accurate and precise, this unit will both send and receive internet data without a problem. The all-in-one sensor can give info regarding outdoor/ indoor temperature, humidity (indoor and outdoor), barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, rainfall, UV and solar radiation. Pretty awesome, actually!
If you like graphs you will have a field time analyzing the detailed trends for barometer, temperature and humidity. As a bonus, dew points and rainfall rate are also part of the package. You will be able to access the data from any browser on any device really.
Tips for choosing a good home weather station:
It might also have something to do with the overall elegant look of the station itself and the fun ‘conversations’ with Alexa.