Are you looking for the weather bulletins so that you can adjust the cooling and heating solutions of the house or planning to go for roof treatments and other external repairs and painting of the house? Local weather stations give the weather information in various media, but they are relayed at specific intervals and not real-time information.
It is better to install a weather station of your own so that you can get the real-time picture without any delay and predict the weather and plan your work schedule. There are many weather stations available in the market that can be installed or if you had already installed one, the accuracy level of these weather stations are often degraded due to faulty installations or not following the maintenance cycle.
To enhance the efficiency of the weather stations first and foremost is to buy a package of instruments that give more or less accurate readings within the standard norms of variation.
Like all instrument, the gadgets of weather stations need to be maintained and calibrated at times. The devices should be checked for accuracy at regular intervals, and in case of any malfunction, corrective measures should be taken. Dust and rust on the gauges, if any should be cleaned and the wind vane should be oiled to rotate without any obstruction. Otherwise, they are very easy to maintain.
We had a old dusty weather station in my home and the data it was providing was extremely inaccurate. So I decided to give a face lift to it. I dismantled the entire outdoor unit and cleaned all the sensors, vacuumed the dust, tightened all the screws and installed it again. After 2 days of observation, the accuracy level improved by 89% when we compared it with the previous data.
Accuracy can never be 100% correct. There are so much factors that may change the variables. The best we can do is to maintain the weather stations properly and make sure all the sensors are in good working conditions.
The weather station has become an essential part and is being installed by many people to get the real-time weather conditions without waiting for the scheduled predictions of the local weather station. The farmers, the industry houses or the weather hobbyist are installing them to reap the benefits f the modern day technologies to plan their outdoor work.
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I'm the research analyzer and data interpretation here at Weather Station Lab. I test various weather stations and share my conclusion here. Since my childhood, I had a passion towards weather and I'm always fascinated by that. Eventually, I pursued Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Arizona. I hope my contribution will help you to know more about weather stations. Read more about us, here