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How To Buy The Best Weather Station

Looking to buy the best weather station? Check out our guide below and you’ll be well-placed to select the correct one for your needs.

The minimum of information a weather station should provide is indoor and outdoor temperatures, humidity, and barometric pressure.


It is rare to find a station which provides basic wind and rainfall measurements for the mid-price range.


Other specialised measurements, such as UV index, soil moisture, and water temperature, should be part of a high-end model’s portfolio of features.

You can’t necessarily guarantee you’ll get a great weather station by spending more money, but we have not found a product that delivers genuine value for the money.

Inaccurate budget stations are available in most hardware and big-box stores, along with nearly all individual manufacturers.

While the temperature typically only varies within a degree or two, humidity readings are wildly inaccurate, and they can be off by 10 to 15 percent.

Stations found in the mid-range and high-end of the market tend to be better and rarely more than five percent off.

Weather measurements are incredibly useful, especially if you’re affected by the kind of weather that the wind and rain create.

When you can afford it, high-end stations are nice to have, as they are typically the most accurate. If you do not need specialty measurements, such as UV or soil moisture, however, it is not necessary to invest in high-end stations.

Additionally, you should be looking for weather stations with these extra features:

Accuracy: While accuracy is arguably the most important of the four critical elements, it is also the most difficult to judge.

Looking at the specifications sheets and choosing stations with low margins of error is something we’d encourage here.

Additionally, perform additional research by reviewing user comments.

Solar or battery? Modern weather stations nearly all use wireless communications, which allows them to operate using either battery power or solar power.

Stations with an exclusive reliance on solar power should be avoided, as dismal weather on a few days can prevent the instruments from having enough stored energy to do their jobs.

Regardless of the source of power, battery-operated or solar-assisted models are the most effective—you may need to change the batteries every year.

Weather station Internet connectivity: Connectivity allows you to access the Internet and allows you to share your data, such as weather data, with the rest of the world through services such as Weather Underground.


If you’re in a place where there aren’t any weather stations, meteorologists might be able to use your data.

Support for Smart Homes: Weather stations in your home can provide better home automation.

Consider purchasing a weather station that’s compatible with your connected-home system if you already own one.

You can now automate functions such as heating and cooling through IFTTT, so you can have your heater or air conditioning automatically turn on if the temperature falls below or rises above a certain threshold.

This means that Alexa and Google Assistant are also compatible with other assistants, allowing you to get highly localised weather reports.

Future Proof: Your weather station might be adequate for your current needs, but your priorities could change in the future.


Instead of purchasing high-end equipment at the outset, save money and buy midrange equipment that can be upgraded in the future with additional sensors.

Longevity: No matter how much the elements try to pummelled you, your sensors are always in there, and it’s always 24/7.

Most inexpensive stations are made from cheap, flimsy plastic that will break down quickly.
Make sure to look for a well-built location, and avoid all-in-one sensor-containing units.

Sensor failures are very expensive because they represent the bulk of the overall system cost, and when a sensor fails, you have to replace the entire system regardless of whether the other sensors are still functioning.

Please be aware of sensor placement.

If you’re a weather enthusiast, this is where my forecasting side shows up.

Please, please, please, please make sure that you place your instruments where you will not step on them!

As recommended by the National Weather Service, place the temperature and humidity gauge within 5 feet of the ground in an area protected from direct rain or snowfall.

It should be avoided in locations where there is concrete, tarmac, or other potential heat radiators nearby.

“Warm air escaping from your house” throws off the reading in your bedroom window, too.

The level you set your rain gauge at is not as important.

In this case, the most important factor is that the instrument is positioned so that splashing from the ground produces abnormally high readings, or the instrument is located near high obstructions that might block rainfall when it is windy.

Because the NWS recommends, it is generally best to locate the rain gauge as far away from objects as possible.

Wind gauges are difficult to locate because they are called anemometers.

Even though most people find out that the TV weather reading for wind speed is taken at a height of 33 feet, most people are surprised to learn this.

It would be difficult for the majority of us, but work to get the faucet a minimum of 10 feet off the ground if you can.


SaleBestseller No. 1
Ecowitt Weather Stations WS2910, Professional Digital WiFI Weather Station with Color Display, 7-in-1 Wireless Outdoor Sensor Solar Powered, Indoor 3-in-1 Built-in Sensor for Home Garden Farm
  • Home Weather Station: Provides accurate information about weather conditions at your home and backyard; easy to read weather data, use the data to save time & money and improve home health.
  • Wireless 7-in-1 Outdoor Sensor: Wind vane, wind speed cups, UV / solar radiation sensor, thermo-hygrometer sensor, rain gauge, bubble level and solar collector 7-in-1 integrated sensor. Assembly is easy, please follow the instructions provided.
  • Clear Color LCD Display: Display device with large color LCD display and Indoor 3-in-1 built-in sensor, displays wind speed and direction, dewpoint, rainfall, indoor outdoor temperature and humidity, barometric pressure, moon phase, solar radiation and UV; with weather forecast function.
  • Weather Alerts: Allows you to set high/low alarms for temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind, gust, rain rate/rain day, dew point and heat index; with batteris as back up power to record your data all the time.
  • Wi-Fi Capable: enables your station to publish its data wirelessly to Ecowitt Weather/Weather Underground/Weather Cloud/WOW and view the current weather condition directly via our weather app WS View; supports uploading to ecowitt.net to get email alerts for all the sensor data.
Bestseller No. 2
Ecowitt Wireless Wi-Fi Weather Station - Digital Weather Forecast with 7 Inch TFT Screen, Rain Gauge, Anemometer, Solar Radiation, Solar Powered, Gateway for Ecowitt Ecosystem, HP2551
  • Personal Weather Station: provides accurate weather information with newly designed interface; allows you to monitor your home and backyard wirelessly and have fun. Can host all Ecowitt sensors, help you set up the Ecowitt Ecosystem.
  • 7-in-1 Outdoor Sensor & 3-in-1 Indoor Sensor: outdoor wind vane, wind speed cups, UV / solar radiation sensor, thermo-hygrometer sensor, rain gauge, bubble level and solar collector 7-in-1 integrated sensor; indoor temperature humidity pressure 3-in-1 sensor; 100M Long range wireless connectivity.
  • Large TFT Color Screen: User friendly & well-desingned interface with 2 background (dark/light) selectable; Displays wind speed and direction, dewpoint, rainfall, indoor outdoor temperature and humidity, barometric pressure, moon phase, solar radiation and UV; with weather forecast function.
  • Max/Min & History Records: View max/min and historical records of sensors directly on the console; with sunrise and sunset time display; supports to add max 8 WH31 multi-channel temp and humidity sensors, 8 WH51 soil moisture sensors, 8 WN34 soil or water temperature sensors, 8 WN35 leaf wetness sensors and other all Ecowitt sensors (sold separately).
  • Wi-Fi Capable: enables your station to publish its data wirelessly to Ecowitt Weather/Weather Underground/Weather Cloud/WOW and view the current weather condition directly via our weather app WS View; supports uploading to ecowitt.net to get email alerts for all the sensor data.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Kalawen Weather Station with Outdoor Indoor Sensor, MSF Wireless Digital Alarm Clock, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity Monitor, Weather Forecast for Home Garden
  • 【High-Tech Wireless Remote Sensor】Kalawen weather station kit includes an large LCD color display (built-in sensor) and a wireless remote sensor. The wireless home weather station displays real-time weather through monitoring indoor and outdoor temperatures and humidity. 6 simple and vivid icons(forecast in next 24 hours): Sunny, Slightly Cloudy, Rainy, Heavy Rainy and Snowy. The remote sensors offer a transmission range up to 60m which means you can put them inside your backyard or garden.
  • 【9 in 1 Weather Station with Scientific Outdoor Sensor】 Outdoor temperature and humidity, weather forecast, indoor temperature and humidity, moon phase and date, alarm and slumber, barometer. Our weather station makes it easier for you to know the weather and get a more comfortable and enjoyable everyday life.
  • 【Private Weather Forecast for You】Our weather station is not like the weather forecast you see on TV or online. Kalawen weather forecast products feature sensors that collect real-time data right outdoor. They are based on weather stations tracking specific weather-related variables, including changes in temperature, humidity and barometric pressure to generate a forecast with pinpoint accuracy personalized for your location.
  • 【Multi-Functional】The weather instrument also including a digital calendar, time(12/24 hour format), alarm clock & snooze. The snooze function area has a touch button above the LCD display. And there is a USB port on the behind for you to charge your phone or iPad. The mini weather station can be wall mount or table stand.
  • 【Two Power Modes】Kalawen weather stations can be powered by a 100-240v AC adapter (included) or AA battery (not included). The screen will go out automatically in about 10 seconds to save power when using battery power. The screen stays on if you use a power adapter. Screen brightness can be adjusted with button.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Weather Station, CURCONSA WIFI Weather Forecast with 7 in 1 Outdoor Sensor,Rain Gauge,Wind Direction and Speed,WIFI+Weather Underground+Weather Cloud+Outdoor Temperature & Humidity Sensor (8 Channels)
  • ☁【Large Color Display Screen】: The weather station console's 8" colour screen displays all important features, including indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, solar radiation, ultraviolet value, precipitation, and wind speed and direction, and provide weather forecasts and moon phases.The weather station can be conveniently placed anywhere, such as on a desk in a bedroom, living room, green house.
  • ☁【Weather Forecast】: The weather station allows you to check the weather forecast without having to turn on the news. Let you experience the convenience of getting all kinds of weather information directly at home. The weather station can be connected to up to 8 outdoor temperature and humidity sensors to monitor temperature and humidity in multiple locations.
  • ☁【7 in 1 Outdoor Transmitter】: The 7 in 1 outdoor transmitter is composed of rain funnel, solar panel and transmission module, wind vane and high-speed anemometer, and transmits current information about temperature, humidity and pressure, wind speed and direction, and precipitation And the amount of ultraviolet radiation and so on. Assembly is easy, please follow the instructions provided.
  • ☁【WIFI + Weather Underground + Weather Cloud】: You can wirelessly transmit weather station data to Weather Underground, the world's largest network of personal weather stations, and view real-time weather conditions, historical data and warnings on your smartphone with the advanced Wi-Fi connectivity option. Connect to WU (Weather Underground) or Weather Cloud. WU allows you to view, store, analyse, share and compare data from your local personal weather station.
  • ☁【You Will Get】: Weather Station Console*1 + integrated outdoor transmitter * 1 + temperature and humidity transmitter (FT016TH) * 1 + manual * 1 + power adapter * 1 + installation materials + sincere service. We provide lifetime technical support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will reply to you as soon as possible. All consumers are welcome to visit our store.
Bestseller No. 5
Sainlogic Professional WLAN Weather Station with Solar powered Outdoor Sensor, Rain Collector, Weather Forecast, Wind Gauge, Color Display, Wunderground (Current and historical data)
  • 7-in-1 Outdoor Sensor: Provides consistently reliable readings of wind speed, wind direction, humidity and more to the receiving station
  • Accessible anywhere: You can easily access your personal weather information wherever you are, from your computer, tablet or mobile phone
  • With daily warning and alarm function: An alarm can be easily set so that you are notified if the temperature reaches a critical level. You can also set an alarm schedule manually
  • Large color display: Allows you to view all weather conditions at a glance, for example wind direction, precipitation, outside temperature, humidity and more
  • Outdoor weather station with solar panels: The main power source is a solar panel, which charges a high capacity capacitor. Batteries provide backup power when solar power is limited
SaleBestseller No. 6
BRESSER 5-in-1 Weather Station Weather Center Comfort with Colour Display and multi outdoor sensor
  • BIG SCREEN - With the large 7.3-inch colour display of the 5-in-1 wireless weather station, you have all the important functions at a glance. Six differently colored areas support the visibility of the already clear display. The high-quality LCD display is continuously illuminated (in mains operation) and can optionally be controlled via the integrated light sensor
  • 5-IN-1 OUTSIDE SENSOR - The 5-in-1 outdoor sensor shows you current information about temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind speed with wind direction, and precipitation amount. The history memory allows later retrieval of previous values of the last hours
  • Radio Controlled LCD Wall clock  , DCF-77 European atomic clock radio timing signal From Frankfurt Germany , Manual     Time setting for UK Time Zone or use with out or switching off radio control system in UK. display of the current moon phase, Beaufort index, heat index, dew point and a 12-hour weather  cast
  • TECHNICAL DATA - Station: 202x138x38 mm / Outdoor sensor unit: 344x394x136 mm; Weight: 682 g / 6x AA batteries are required for operation (not included)
  • SCOPE OF DELIVERY - Base station, 5-in-1 multi-sensor with mounting material, power supply, manual
Bestseller No. 7
BALDR Weather Station,Digital Thermometer Hygrometer Indoor Outdoor Weather Station with a Sensor,Humidity Monitor,Alarm/Snooze,Color Display,Barometer,Weather Forecast,Ideal for Home,Office
  • 【Multifunction】According to temperature and humidity,Air pressure and weather forecast for the next 12-24 hours (the forecast accuracy rate is about 70%);and this has Radio time and perpetual calendar (12/24H optional);Two groups of dual-mode alarms and support snooze function (5 minutes);and Clear LCD Display Monitor which allows you to read the digital from any angle and distance.
  • 【Fast Refresh & High Accuracy】Featuring fast response, which measures every 30 seconds to provide updated and accurate readings, Wide Measuring Range that measures temperature from 14° F ~ 122 ° F(-10 ° C ~ 50 ° C/indoor temperature), Range that measures temperature from -40 °F ~ 140 ° F(-40 ° C ~ 60 ° C/outdoordoor temperature).temperature accuracy: -10 ° C ~ 50 ° C ± 1 ° C; measures the humidity from 1% RH up 99% RH, 40% ~ 80% ± 5%.below 40% or above 80%,the accuracy is ± 8%.
  • 【5 Kinds of Air Comfort Indicator】Digital hygrometer on the inside with moisture symbol that shows the environmental status Very DRY / A little DRY/Comfortable / A little WET/Very Wet. temperature gauge measures indoor humidity and temperature in time to remind adjust the humidifier, dehumidifier and humidistat, great for monitoring family's living conditions and health to preventing colds, dry skin, asthma, allergy, mold.
  • 【Frozen alert】 Max & Min functions on indoor and outdoor on both temperature and humidity. ℃/°F switchable. When outdoor temperature is between 0℃ to 2.9℃, snow and exclamation mark symbols will flicker in the screen, that is Frozen alert.When the temperature is below 0℃, the frost point alarm snowflake symbol will be displayed forever.
  • 【Memory function】The weather station is charged by AC Power; Sensor need 2*AA Battery(not included). It can be stand in the desk or hang on the wall. When the sensor shows the low battery icon, you need to change the new battery and there is a Lithium battery which can provide memory function,it will memory your operation.(Can not work to rely on battery alone, only used to memory settings).
Bestseller No. 8
BRESSER Weather Station 5-in-1 with Outdoor Sensor and German DCF Radio Control Clock and Manual Mode For UK, Black
  • Weather station with 5-in-1 multi sensor with mounting accessories
  • Radio Controlled LCD Wall clock , DCF-77 European atomic clock radio timing signal From Frankfurt Germany
  • Manual Time setting for UK Time Zone or use with out or switching off radio control system in UK.
  • LCD displays more than 10 measurement values Outdoor and Indoor Temperature (C/F) and humidity
  • Scope of delivery: Weather station, multi-outdoor-sensor, manual. LED background light, amber
SaleBestseller No. 9
Bresser weather station 5 in 1 EU Version colour screen
  • WIFI color weather center with 5in1 profi sensor
  • Sensor w. frequency of 868 MHz for a high transmission range
  • Numerous weather information
  • Station: 168x143x24mm; 5in1 profi sensor: 343x393x136mm
  • Delivery scope: Main Unit, 5in1 sensor, power adapter
Bestseller No. 10
Ecowitt Weather Station, Wireless Digital Weather Forecast with 7 Inch TFT Screen, Rain Gauge, Anemometer, Solar Radiation, Solar Powered, Gateway for Ecowitt Ecosystem, HP2551 868MHZ
  • Personal Weather Station: provides accurate weather information with newly designed interface; allows you to monitor your home and backyard wirelessly and have fun. Can host all Ecowitt sensors, help you set up the Ecowitt Ecosystem.
  • 7-in-1 Outdoor Sensor & 3-in-1 Indoor Sensor: outdoor wind vane, wind speed cups, UV / solar radiation sensor, thermo-hygrometer sensor, rain gauge, bubble level and solar collector 7-in-1 integrated sensor; indoor temperature humidity pressure 3-in-1 sensor; 100M Long range wireless connectivity.
  • Large TFT Color Screen: User friendly & well-desingned interface with 2 background (dark/light) selectable; Displays wind speed and direction, dewpoint, rainfall, indoor outdoor temperature and humidity, barometric pressure, moon phase, solar radiation and UV; with weather forecast function.
  • Max/Min & History Records: View max/min and historical records of sensors directly on the console; with sunrise and sunset time display; supports to add max 8 WH31 multi-channel temp and humidity sensors, 8 WH51 soil moisture sensors, 8 WN34 soil or water temperature sensors, 8 WN35 leaf wetness sensors and other all Ecowitt sensors (sold separately).
  • Wi-Fi Capable: enables your station to publish its data wirelessly to Ecowitt Weather/Weather Underground/Weather Cloud/WOW and view the current weather condition directly via our weather app WS View; supports uploading to ecowitt.net to get email alerts for all the sensor data.

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