Weather Station- What you need to know About it?

A weather station essentially helps us know the trending patterns of the weather and if there is danger, we need to get prepared.  This is not a new thing and as long as we can remember people are always anxious in knowing the trending pattern at any given time.  Farmers want to know when to have their farms ready for the planting season.  Fluctuations of weather not only affect farmers but literally everything around us.  The will be less food production, water sources will dwindle and for those depending on water from rivers source, there will be eminent danger in watering their animals.

It is therefore not wrong to say as it has been said over the years that the weather dictates who we are at any given time.  We also need to bring this into perspective.  Extreme weather conditions are dangerous to everything.  People have lost their lives endlessly when such could have been repaired.  The weathermen sometimes get carried away and we should not blame them, even though most of the times we rely on them for weather news.  We should not also forget that the weather does not only control the land it does also control the ocean, something we can afford to overlook.

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, it would be great to know the condition before you step out.  This will allow you to consider your dressing to avoid under dressing or over dressing whichever will be appropriate.  Every morning lest we forget, our children leave our homes for school.  Children rely on us as adults to dress them appropriately for the ever.  There are therefore endless effects that the weather basically brings on us as humans, animals and plants alike.  You therefore have no reason to invest in a weather station that is within your reach.

As we talk about the weather and the stations in question, we need to effectively bring the social media.  It is common knowledge that a lot of people literally now live their lives on social media.  It is an easy and faster way to share information of any kind.  If there is an accident in any part of the world, you will know it in seconds.  If there is an hurricane you definitely will be able to share the same with those whose lives are in danger.  A lot of people have been able to get of dangers way just because of such information.

Have you ever sat down and visualized the number of people on these platforms at any given time.  The numbers will amaze you and numb you if you care to check.  Available research indicates that every day there are countless billions on people on the social media platform, communicating, marketing, sharing or just socializing.  It is there in these forums that the weather station can use to cause alerts.  These are a group of people you cannot ignore; they can pass the same message in minutes and save the weatherman the agony of sharing the same.

But amongst these groups of people, there are fraudsters who enjoy giving wrong information regarding weather conditions.  In dangerous conditions, this should not be the case but how do you control billions of people with information in their hands out there?  The best thing to do is to only get information from trusted and known stations.  We will agree that over the last few years there has been an increase in stations and unless you are sure of their authenticity, you better take such kind of information with a lot of care.  Be sure who you receive the information from before sharing it out there.

Lastly, we also need to say that even the weather men out there are not always accurate to some degree because they rely on the weather patterns to give the information.   But they in essence are trained to do that and they are better off giving the information than any other stations out there.  It is therefore to say that we cannot ignore to integrate the social media and the weather station in the 21st century; it is the best way to go.   Simply put – remember the weather and climate goes together, you cannot separate the two at any given time.

Five Key instruments in a  weather station

A home, office or an organization can decide to set up its free facility that will be monitoring, recording And providing information for weather forecasts, climate change. This facility is referred to as a weather station.The manual observation is taken at least once a day while the automatic measurements and figures are taken hourly! There is essential equipment with sensors that help in collecting data for the station, and they include a thermometer, barometer, hygrometer, and anemometer. We will discuss these five pieces of equipment briefly below


This is a unique device that measures atmospheric temperature. It’s made of two principal components namely the temperature sensor; which is a bulb with a special fluid called the mercury.The mercury indicates any physical change that occurs in the environment regarding the temperature. The second element is the visible scale which is marked on the mercury glass thermometer. These are numerical values that indicate any change that will occur in the atmosphere.

  1. Barometer

This is a scientific device that is used in meteorology to measure the pressure in the air. Its used in forecasting weather and climate change and determining the altitude of an area. What it does is measure the weight of the air in the environment. The pressure tendency is used to forecast short-term weather changes. A barometer is kept at a stationary point in a station and is used to detect and slight pressure change caused by the climate.


This is a unique device used in measuring the moisture content available in the atmosphere.this refers to the moisture in the air.This device works with the concept of both wet and dry bulbs, and these are mercury thermometers where if there is any evaporation of water on the wet bulb the temperature reading will drop hence a low temperature will be shown. The humidity will be calculated by the comparing the calculations of the temperatures given by the dry bulb to the difference in temperature between the two thermometers.

  1. Anemometer.

This is a standard instrument in a weather station and is used to measure the speed and direction of the wind.The information collected will then be analyzed by a meteorologist to calculate the wind pressure. This is usually the force exerted on a winds structure. The knowledge on the wind speed helps indicate a change in weather patterns and can correctly predict some weather conditions like an approaching storm.

  1. Rain gauge

A rain gauge, also known as an udometer is an instrument that is used by meteorologists yo gather collect and measure the amount of rainwater collected. The liquid precipitation which is the product of the condensation of the atmospheric water vapor that comes down due to gravity is then measured over an allocated period.

All these devices play key roles in the determination and predicting of the climate and weather patterns of a given area. Once they are installed and read correctly, an individual or organization can deduce the right weather forecast and plan accordingly their plans based on the weather station findings.