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05-01-2021, 12:59   #511
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Its the correct ambient temp though
Your thermometer in that Davis is well shielded
Out of curiosity can you take your console to the most shaded part of the garden,leave it there for 2hrs and take a photo of its 'indoors temp which will be the outdoors for there and compare the two?
Place the console on a chair out there or better still a step ladder so its the same height as the station
I will try that I am worried it will be damaged though.
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I will try that I am worried it will be damaged though.
It will be fine as long as its not raining or there's no dogs to knock it down
Just keep an eye on it
I love simple little experiments like this
If there is frost all day in that corner, you'll notice a big difference but its not the ideal spot for a weather station in those circumstances as it wouldn't be reflective of the open atmosphere (which is what determines your precipitation type
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It will be fine as long as its not raining or there's no dogs to knock it down
Just keep an eye on it
I love simple little experiments like this
If there is frost all day in that corner, you'll notice a big difference but its not the ideal spot for a weather station in those circumstances as it wouldn't be reflective of the open atmosphere (which is what determines your precipitation type
I am not sure my weather station is in the correct place though.
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I got the Brezzer 5 in 1 Weather station for Christmas. Have it all set up and registered with WeatherUnderground so I can check it from my phone. The monitor that comes with the station shows inside and outside temperature, wind speed and direction, rainfall amount and pressure.
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I am not sure my weather station is in the correct place though.
It doesn't matter for this experiment as the 'indoors' temp on the console will be the outdoor of wherever you place the console outside and the outside on the console will still be whatever the weather station is still reading
You can use this method later to check the temp at various points around the garden to compare and to move the station itself if you think you've found a better spot
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Yes so my weather station says 5.5c. Whilst everywhere else is around 4. I will do your experiment now.

The dew point is also out of kilter.
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Hmmm is this caused by being too close to the ground? I am just not sure what to believe now? It certainly feels colder than 3.5c.

I just don’t know where to put it.
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Hmmm is this caused by being too close to the ground? I am just not sure what to believe now? It certainly feels colder than 3.5c.

I just don’t know where to put it.
It needs to be freely suspended in circulating air. If that chair was sitting outside all the time then it could be colder than the air. As mentioned previously, it needs to be at the same height as the other sensor, with its sensor inlet free from obstructions.
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It needs to be freely suspended in circulating air. If that chair was sitting outside all the time then it could be colder than the air. As mentioned previously, it needs to be at the same height as the other sensor, with its sensor inlet free from obstructions.
I can’t do that with a base station. I may relocate my station but there is no good location as there are buildings either side. That location has buildings near it but it is not near my house.

The building “free” land has trees.

At my current location, the station is about 10 feet from the house and 30 feet from the road. So I am not sure if I should move it and if so where.

The high was supposedly 6.3c today which seems too warm.

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That looks like you had it on the flat almost on the ground
It needs to be 6ft off the ground and sitting up
What you could do alternatively is suspend a bucket from one of the trees you said was at one end of your garden and sit the console into the bucket
Preferably a plastic bucket
If you can borrow a tripod for ease of moving it around the place and suspend the plastic bucket from that all the better
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Thinking of relocating my station tomorrow but there is no good location.. I just want to minimise the influence of heat (large peaks on occasion in midday sun).

There are houses on all sides and there is tarmac to the left of the fence.

The site I am moving it to:

- Tarmac to the left of the fence (as of now).
- About 50 feet from any building (it is 10 feet now).
- Near a washing line.

Just not sure where to put it because there are obstructions wherever I move it.

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You could maybe put it in the farmers field behind your house just fence it well
Obviously ask the farmer
Put it to them that you'll provide them with the rain information which will be useful to them
A lot of farmers are interested in soil temps too,its not too expensive to add that to the station
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Moved my weather station. It’s now 200 feet from the road after being 30 feet from the road.

It is 50 feet from my house and is on the north side.

I hope temperatures will correspond now.
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