The weather station is essential equipment when one is interested in meteorology (in the same way as the hygrometer ) or when one simply wants to predict the weather.
So, whether it is to plan your hobbies, such as gardening, or for your profession, the weather station is a very practical device to have at home. However, nowadays there are a multitude of models of weather stations on the market. Among these, it can sometimes be complicated to make the right choice.
In this article, you will know the different types of weather stations to buy, and also how to install them.
Types Of Weather Station
In fact, there are two kinds. What the public calls wifi weather stations and others.
Weather Station with WIFI
Let’s put things right away, this name is false.
They are no more WiFi than your radio. When we refer to these weather stations, we are talking about stations that receive weather information broadcast over the airwaves from a server. Think of them as simply dedicated radios, or as the weather version of traffic information for automobile traffic. They, therefore, transmit the readings and forecasts of the centers that issue them. If you are interested in this type of weather station you can refer to this guide on Bluetooth Weather Station.
Weather Station With Sensors
This is the category of devices that concerns us more particularly. They are mostly made up of sensors (interior and especially exterior) that will transmit data to the console. This console will display them in real-time, and can possibly save them or even transmit them to different devices (router, computer) either by wired or wifi connection.
The transmission between the probes and the consoles is done wirelessly most of the time but not at all on Wifi
The Wifi frequency is around 2.4 GHz while the transmission frequency between the probe and the console is 433 MHz (ham radio) or 868 MHz (far from the 2.4 GHz of Wifi).
These weather stations are real weather stations. That is to say, they are content to collect data. Most of the time (if not all the time) they will provide you with trends over a few hours or even a day.
HOW TO INSTALL THE WEATHER STATION
The purpose of a weather station is to collect weather data, as well as track your home’s temperature and humidity levels. The data collected can help you better understand the climate and make more informed decisions about your home.
For the installation, you will have to take into account an optimal location so that you can consult the information whenever you want. You can opt for a model to put on a piece of furniture but there are also models that you can fix on a wall. These devices are also very often delivered with sensors.
You will then have to remember to check the maximum range of these which is on average 100 meters and, as far as possible, for good data collection, avoid obstacles being placed between the weather station and the sensors such as a wall or a garage.
For professional models, the anemometer and the rain gauge can be installed on the roof. Do not hesitate to consult the installation manuals, most manufacturers provide detailed documentation of their models to facilitate the installation and use of your weather station.