An advanced weather station which wirelessly monitors the temperature (indoor and outdoor), relative humidity, wind direction, wind speed and rainfall generally consists of a wireless backlit LCD display screen for the system control and data display, system processor, wireless communications and sensors.
All wireless weather stations are run by battery power making them very portable with easy maintenance.
Below is a list of measurement components used on wireless weather stations:
Thermometer – used to measure the temperature and temperature gradient in your exact location. A thermometer works by measuring the temperature through resistance, the system processor records the resistance which is higher in warmer temperatures and lower in colder temperatures.
Anemometer – used to measure wind speed and pressure. An Anemometer has 3 or 4 small hollow hemispheres set to catch the wind and revolve on a vertical rod, the revolutions of these cups are then recorded by the system processor which then calculates the winds velocity.
Barometer – used to measure atmospheric pressure, this pressure tendency can forecast short term changes in the weather. A Barometer works by measuring the pressure exerted by the atmosphere by using water, air or mercury.
Psychrometer – is a simple for of a Hygrometer which is used to measure the relative humidity. A Psychrometer works by measuring the temperature of condensation, changes in electrical resistance and changes in electrical capacitance.
Udometer – also known as a rain gauge is used to measure the amount of rainfall over a period of time. A Udometer works by having a rain collection container which measures the amount of rain falling into the collection point.