Decent wireless weather station?

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Tom2006
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Decent wireless weather station?

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:59 pm

I got that cheap as chips wireless weather station earlier this year. It works very well and seems accurate but doesn't record temperatures. I would like one that is wireless but stores temperatures from at least the previous 12-24 hours. Can anyone recommend one please?
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Re: Decent wireless weather station?

Post by Kristen » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:31 am

I've got a "Fine Offset" one, they are white-label rebadged as a variety of things, generally around £100 but it is often "on offer" - Maplins have it at present for £60
http://www.maplin.co.uk/usb-touchscreen ... ter-228825

Three things:

The base-station screen is pretty useless - very hard to read as the backlight is pretty useless. I only ever look at the software on the PC, or on Wunderground (e.g. if I'm away from home, or want to look at historical data)

The outdoor temperature sensor Stevenson screen is far too narrow diameter and it sores when the sun hits it in the morning. You'll need to rig up something better - plenty of examples on the internet, e.g. using a stack of half a dozen flower pot saucers, painted white and held slightly apart with threaded rod and some nuts. I used a short length of 4" perforated drainage pipe, which happened to already be white :)

The provided software is shite. Get Cumulus instead, its free, does a much better job, and can upload to Wunderground and so on.
http://sandaysoft.com/products/cumulus

There is a forum on the Cumulus site, that will have info & pros / cons of the Fine Offset weather stations.
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Re: Decent wireless weather station?

Post by multim » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:45 am

I have had a Davis Vantage Vue for 4 years and it works fine for me. http://www.davisweather.co.uk/product-r ... antage-vue
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Re: Decent wireless weather station?

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:39 am

Thanks for those suggest ions will take a closer look when im up later
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