For an early Father’s Day present I received a new weather station. This makes the third weather station I have had in the garden. The latest edition is the Ambient Weather WiFi Osprey WS-2902A.
For information about the two previous weather stations (WS 2080 and WS 1400-IP), you can read about them here.
There were two main reasons for upgrading. First was that the rain sensor had failed to properly record rainfall for over a year. The second was that the size and weight of the WS 1400 was pulling over the fence post resulting in the garden fence becoming loose and sagging. The new weather station is more aerodynamic and will hopefully be more stable in strong winds.
Since the garden post has already started to lean, I decided that it was time to install a more stable mounting solution. Nothing real fancy here. Just a 6 ft 4×4 post with a 5 ft 1 in metal pipe.
The station has been up for almost a week now and seems to be operating as expected. We have had a couple decent rains so far and the amount of rain being reported has matched that of the simple plastic rain gauge also in the garden.