The Working of a Wireless Weather Station

A wireless weather station can briefly be described as pieces of equipment that have been put together and are able to collect information on various weather elements. The station also usually consists of a microchip that is used to translate the collected data and display the resulting information in various ways that provide a weather forecast and predictions on the expected weather conditions.Normally, the station will consist of thermometers that are used to measure both indoor and outdoor temperatures, a rain gauge that is used to measure the amount of rainfall, a barometer that is used to measure the level of atmospheric pressure, a hygrometer that is used to measure the amount of humidity in the air, a wind vane that is used to get the bearing of the wind and an anemometer that is used to calculate the velocity of the wind.

A large number of the weather stations that are used in today’s society are modern.  This basically means that as the user of the weather station you do not need to manually collect the information from the instruments. You will simply place the instruments outside and the microchip will automatically transmit the data collected to the base unit that is usually kept on the inside.  On the base unit is where all the information collected will be displayed. You will just have to sit and wait for the information to be collected and displayed for you. There are a number of the stations that are even more advanced and they normally come with an atomic clock. The atomic clock is normally calibrated regularly by an atomic clock source and it works well to ensure that they are always on time. Some even go further to display for you icons that will advise you on what to carry as you leave the house depending on the condition of the weather at the time. For instance the icon will advise you to carry an umbrella or dress warm.

To be able to fully understand the forecast that you will be getting from your wireless weather station, it is first important that you fully understand how the weather itself works. Normally what happens is that the sun heats up the seas and the land to certain degrees. The winds that normally blow about are usually caused by the differences in the temperature of different locations causing hot air to rise and cold air to sink to the ground. Any time the land or the ocean gets heated, the air that is above it will normally rise. This will then create a region of low pressure. Once the air cools, it will sink back to the bottom and create a region of high pressure. As the air continues to rise up the air, it continues to cools and eventually forms clouds. When the clouds get heated up and condense they cause rain. Basically the weather patterns are usually caused by cyclic movements of air resulting from the heating and cooling of the land and the sea.

This is the main reason as to why it is also important to look at the behaviors of the air pressure, the wind and the general temperature of the atmosphere when one is looking to predict the weather. Without the understanding of these basic elements, one will not really be able to accurately predict the weather and give an objective statement.

With the wireless weather stations, it collects data on each of these elements individually. Each of the instruments available in the weather station will collect data on the element that it measures. The data is then collated by the use of the microchip into one and sense is made out of the level at which each of the elements is at. This way the microchip is able to make an accurate prediction and forecast on the state of the weather. It is imperative for one to understand that it is not at all possible to be able to predict the weather by just for instance looking at the amount of rainfall or the temperature levels. All these elements have to be combined and looked at as a unit for one to be able to accurately and correctly both predict and forecast the weather.