We stock the widest range of rain gauges in the UK with both standalone and digital rain gauges.
Traditional rain gauges with measurement scale: These are designed to either fix to a pole or be placed at ground level. Rain measurements can be taken regularly and the unit emptied.
Digital rain gauges are design to measure rainfall using an outdoor sensor that is self-emptying. The rainfall information is transmitted wirelessly to a digital base station where the rainfall can be viewed. Some will store historical data over long periods.
Full digital weather stations with rain gauges will also show other weather information such as temperature and humidity. These units often record and store the rainfall data for downloading to a PC for detailed analysis.
Self-emptying rain gauges are designed in such a way that they require minimal maintenance. The water is funnelled down into the centre of the rain gauge. From here it drops down onto typically a seesaw apparatus. Each side of the seesaw is normally calibrated to half a millimetre of rain, as it fills up it tips and drops he water onto the ground below. So two tips will equal 1mm of rainfall.
Digital rain gauges can display days, weeks or month’s as totals and even graphs on some models. Weather stations that have rain gauges can also download the data to a PC where graphs can be displayed covering years of rainfall data.