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Best 6 Weather Stations For The Home – 2022 Buyers Guide

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If you are considering buying a weather station for the home to keep an eye on the weather conditions which may adversely affect you, your home and your garden in particular? Then these best weather stations for the home buyers guide will help you make the right choice.

Whether it’s planting, protecting delicate plants or trees from frost, or helping you plan for that family BBQ, there are a few things you should consider first before you buy that weather station for the home.

In this guide, we will look at the best weather stations for the home and garden.

As we are all aware the weather plays a huge part in everyday life in the UK. However, if you are a keen gardener then serious gardening requires an equally serious approach to watching the weather.

One of the best ways to ensure your friends and neighbours remain green with envy at your garden is to invest in one of the many weather stations for the home and garden currently on the UK market.

Things to Consider Before Buying a Weather Station

Intended Use: This is the most important aspect to consider when buying a home or garden weather station. Today weather stations for the home allow the user to monitor all aspects of your immediate climate, including temperature, humidity, wind speed, frost, air pressure and air quality, sunshine hours, and rainfall and you can even see alarms for various weather extremes.

Wifi Connectivity: Wi-Fi-enabled weather stations are slightly more expensive, but the increased usability is well worth the money. Check on your weather from your computer or mobile, use weather tracking apps to prepare the garden for looming weather conditions and avoid potential disasters.

  • There are private and public networks to join where weather data can be posted.  Most of the major weather station brands offer their own private networks.  The most popular public network is Wunderground
  • Weather stations that are Wi-Fi enabled include access to additional sources of data which enrich the accuracy of your information about current conditions, historical data, and forecasts used for predicting your own local weather.

Accuracy: Forecasting is only as good as the information it is based on of course. However, most home and garden weather stations are fairly accurate being between 2-4 of whatever they are measuring. For instance, between 2-4 degrees if temperature or mph if wind speed, or % if relative humidity.

Wireless Connectivity Range: How far will the weather station be from your garden? Weather stations wireless sensors cover ranges from approximately 20m – 100m.

Affordability: Last, but not least, your budget is the final criteria when looking to buy the best weather station for the home or garden.  Of course, price is not everything.  But it is also true you often only get what you pay for.  However, with that said you want to feel like your money is well-spent and you are not buying something you do not really need.

Weather Stations For The Home - Comparison Table

Product Image
Best Overall
Davis Instruments Vantage Vue Digital Weather Station
Runner Up
Sainlogic Professional WLAN Weather Station with Solar powered Outdoor Sensor, Rain Collector, Weather Forecast, Wind Gauge, Color Display, Wunderground (Current and historical data)
Best Under £115
Bresser weather station 5 in 1 EU Version colour screen
Model/Make
Davis Vantage VUE Weather Station
Sainlogic profi WLAN Weather Station
Bresser Weather Station
Transmitter Dist (Yds/Mtrs)
328/300
109/100
32/30
Internet Transmitted Data
Monitor
12+ Variables
7+ Variables
5+ Variables
Solar Powered
Colour Console
Wifi Connected
Warranty
12 Months
12 Months
12 Months
Best Overall
Product Image
Davis Instruments Vantage Vue Digital Weather Station
Model/Make
Davis Vantage VUE Weather Station
Transmitter Dist (Yds/Mtrs)
328/300
Internet Transmitted Data
Monitor
12+ Variables
Solar Powered
Colour Console
Wifi Connected
Warranty
12 Months
More Information
Runner Up
Product Image
Sainlogic Professional WLAN Weather Station with Solar powered Outdoor Sensor, Rain Collector, Weather Forecast, Wind Gauge, Color Display, Wunderground (Current and historical data)
Model/Make
Sainlogic profi WLAN Weather Station
Transmitter Dist (Yds/Mtrs)
109/100
Internet Transmitted Data
Monitor
7+ Variables
Solar Powered
Colour Console
Wifi Connected
Warranty
12 Months
More Information
Best Under £115
Product Image
Bresser weather station 5 in 1 EU Version colour screen
Model/Make
Bresser Weather Station
Transmitter Dist (Yds/Mtrs)
32/30
Internet Transmitted Data
Monitor
5+ Variables
Solar Powered
Colour Console
Wifi Connected
Warranty
12 Months
More Information

Last update on 2022-06-21

Weather Stations For The Home - Beginners Guide

Armed with the information above, we have prepared this guide and compared the stations accuracy, features, usability, and cost to give you our top recommendations for garden weather stations and weather stations for the home.

Aercus WeatherRanger

Aercus Weather Ranger - Weather Stations For The Home

The Aercus WeatherRanger has many capabilities and features. The WeatherRanger is a new breed of weather station that combines sleek full-colour TFT technology with direct internet publishing. 

Updating every 16 seconds with various weather variables, the data is then automatically sent to Wunderground.com providing you with your own accurate local forecasts.

This means your indoor unit can connect directly to the internet without your PC or Mac computer actually being on.

The Aercus Weather Station Measures Weather Variables Such As:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Temp (C/F)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • UV & Light
  • Dew Point
  • Wind Chill

This top-quality weather station also has various other features not normally found in-home or garden weather stations. Besides detailing the sunrise/sunset times even the moon phases the Aercus can provide audible alarms for high/low conditions, storm warnings as well as short-range weather forecasts for your local area including minimum and maximum temperatures.

With a beautifully sharp full-colour TFT console/screen the Aercus has a lengthy 100m wireless sensor range (line of sight), so you should not be found wanting for wireless connectivity between your indoor and outdoor units.

The WeatherRanger’s all-in-one external sensor tracks the full range of weather variables including UV index and light. Its rapid 16-second updates, along with a large built-in data logger, places this weather station at the head of the queue for all serious weather watchers, and those needing to keep an eye on their gardens.

The unit is simple to install and set up and comes with brackets to attach the outside sensor to a suitable location. It also has a solar panel to extend the battery life of the outdoor unit.

Pro’s

Con’s

Price

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  • Wifi Enabled
  • 100m Wireless Range 
  • Local Forecasting
  • Multiple Weather Variables
  • Bright Colourful Screen
  • Audible Alarms
  • Solar Panel
  • Short Mounting Pole
  • Data Only Uploads to Wunderground

Bresser Weather Station (EU Version)

Bresser weather station 5 in 1 - Weather Stations for the homeDespite its compact size, the Bresser 5-1 Weather Station offers the user a comprehensive information weather centre.

The base station holds a variety of weather variables, including data history from the previous 24hr period

From the collected measurement data, the weather station calculates a very reliable local weather trend forecast for the next 12 hours, which is shown on the display through graphic symbols.

Armed with this data and connecting the base console through the internet, users can share/publish their own local data with weather apps such as Weather Underground, PWS Weather and Weather WOW. Internet connectivity also allows the base console to receive base station firmware updates from time to time.

The Bresser Weather Station Measures Weather Variables Such As:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Temperature
  • Indoor/Outdoor Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Dew Point
  • Wind Chill
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Ice/Frost Warnings

Powered by 3 x AA batteries, The 5-in-1 weather centre combines all its sensors in one external sensor suite, for ease of mounting.  

Setting up and sighting the sensor suite is quite easy. Once the suite is ‘mounted’ externally and the batteries fitted it will start collecting and transmitting data back to your indoor weather console immediately. The indoor console also features radio-controlled time and date settings for accuracy.

The sensor suite can be mounted onto any pole (not supplied) with a diameter of between 25-33mm, a pipe clamp and screws are supplied by the manufacturer for attaching.

In addition to the 5-1 ‘Profi’ weather sensor, with the weather variables that it measures. The indoor console has the possibility to connect and support 7 additional (optional) sensors. An additional Thermo-Hygrometer, for example, could be placed in a greenhouse to monitor temperature/humidity levels there. 

Pro’s

Con’s

Price

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  • Wifi Enabled
  • 150m Wireless Range 
  • Local Forecasting
  • Multiple Weather Variables
  • Additional Channels
  • Audible Alarms
  • No Solar Panel
  • Short Mounting Pole

Davis Vantage Vue

Davis Vantage Weather Station

Davis is recognised as the industries leading manufacturer of top-quality weather equipment. 

Their latest edition to the range, the Davis Vantage Vue weather station, has been designed so that top-quality weather equipment can be offered to the home, school or business end-user.

In addition to displaying current weather conditions and trends, Vantage Vue also boasts the innovative Weather Centre Button that displays weather variables over the last 25 days.

When used with the optional WeatherLink data logger and software, you’ll be able to run additional comprehensive weather analyses which will allow you to create your own weather reports,  as it links your Vantage Vue weather centre to your PC.

As you would expect from the industry leader the ‘Vantage Vue’ offers the user a comprehensive set of weather variables. 

For example, rainfall data can be interpreted at an hourly rate, daily rate, monthly rate or even at a yearly rate! All this data comes via the external sensor suite, which has a whopping 300m wireless transmission range (dependant on condition)  with its data updated every 2.5 seconds.

The Davis Vantage Vue Measures Weather Variables Such As:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Temperature
  • Indoor/Outdoor Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Sunset/Sunrise
  • Dew Point
  • Wind Chill
  • Rain Sensor
  • Min/Max Readings
  • Various Weather Alarms

The external weather sensor suite is powered by 1 x  CR123A battery. The sensor has a solar panel option to assist in charging the battery which is handy

Although expensive in comparison to most other home/garden weather stations on the UK market today, the  ‘Davis Vue’ offers the user accurate and trustworthy data sent from a self-contained sensor suite.

Setting up and sighting the sensor suite is not difficult and as with many other weather stations,  once the suite is mounted it will start collecting and transmitting data back to your weather console effortlessly.

The sensor suite can be mounted onto any pole with a diameter of between 25mm/45mm in diameter.  A pipe clamp and screws are supplied by the manufacturer for attaching.

Pro’s

Con’s

Price

Three Gold Ponds Sterling
  • 25 Day Weather Variables
  • Various Alarms
  • Fast Updates
  • Solar Panel
  • 300m Transmission
  • Accuracy
  • Not Colour Console
  • Data Logger Cost
  • Expensive
  • Short Mounting Pole

Sainlogic Profi Weather Station

Sainlogic Profi - Weather Stations For The HomeThe professional Sainlogic professional WLAN Weather Station is fitted with an advanced wifi connection option, allowing users to connect effortlessly and transfer data to the world’s largest personal weather network wunderground.com and or weathercloud.net. 

The large LCD colour console (can be wall-mounted or free-standing) display is nice and bright with large numbers and divided up into separate sections, which provides better visibility and understanding of the on-screen data. 

The console can operate using batteries (3x AA) or connected to the mains power supply via a supplied 5v power adaptor.

Another feature the Sainlogic Weather Station provides is the ability to connect up 7 additional sensors, thus offering the user the ability to collect and monitor measurement data from several locations, like a greenhouse for example. 

The Sainlogic has many weather recordable variables, for example, rainfall data can be shown in inches or mm can be interpreted hourly, daily, weekly and monthly rates, even total rainfall can be measured.

The Sainlogic Weather Station Measures Weather Variables Such As:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Temperature
  • Indoor/Outdoor Humidity
  • Solar Radiation
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • UV Radiation / Light
  • Wind Chill
  • Solar Power
  • Rainfall
  • Various Alarms
  • Dew Point
  • Feels Like
  • Moon Phase
  • Barometric Pressure

The Sainlogic weather station system is shipped complete with a pre-assembled outside sensor array c/w solar panel as its power source. However, 3 x AAA batteries (provided) supplement the power requirements at times of weak solar radiation.

The transmission distance between the indoor console and the outdoor sensor array is given as 100m, However, in real-world situations where signals need to go through walls, glass, trees etc.. realistic distances are around 30m.  This is dependant on the location of the outside array and obstacles faced.

Fixing screws/clamps and a small pole are also supplied and ready to fix (dependant on fixing location) to a larger pole/mast (not supplied). There is 1 additional thermo-hydro sensor supplied, this additional sensor records temperature and humidity, which is also displayed on the sensor itself. The sensor also requires 2 x AAA batteries (provided)

Pro’s

Con’s

Price

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  • Solar Panel
  • Additional Sensor Provided
  • Multiple Weather Variables
  • Additional Channels

Ecowitt Wireless Weather Station

Ecowitt Wireless Weather Station - Weather Stations For The Home

The newly designed interface of the Ecowitt wireless weather station makes this professional weather station ideal for the home and garden.

Combining both the latest in weather measuring technology and state of the art electronics, the built-in wifi module of the Ecowitt, provides users with every opportunity to receive and analyse their own accurate local weather data, directly into your home.

Being able to upload your weather data to weather servers like WOW and Weather Underground (wunderground.com) in real-time will allow users worldwide access to your weather data no matter where you are, as the Ecowitt comes internet ready.

Amazingly users do not need a PC to access the weather data, as all the information is displayed on the large 7in (17.5cm) colour LCD screen. 

The console is best viewed from an angle of 20 to 30 degrees created by the fold-out desk stand on the back of the display console.

Your unit is easily set up with the use of a step by step guide via a new ‘set up’ smartphone app.

This multi-featured weather station is capable of measuring a whole host of weather variables, which are recorded and updated and displayed on the screen.

The Ecowitt Measures Weather Variables Such As:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Temperature
  • Indoor/Outdoor Humidity
  • Solar Radiation
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • UV Radiation / Light
  • Wind Chill
  • Solar Power
  • Rainfall
  • Various Alarms
  • Dew Point
  • Moon Phase
  • Barometric Pressure

All collected weather data is analysed automatically, giving users a local weather forecast, rain rate, dew point as well as trends for the air pressure, indoor temperature and humidity.

The wireless outdoor sensor array is capable of transmitting data to around 100 meters. However, as we have previously stated real-world scenarios with glass, bricks and trees etc.. bring this figure down to around 30 meters depending on the locations of the units, this may well be a trial and error scenario based on the above.

The external sensor array is easy to assemble and comes with ‘clamps’ to clamp the unit to a mounting pole (not supplied) the pole when purchased should be around 25mm – 40mm in diameter.

The outdoor sensor array is powered by a small solar panel which is supplemented when required by 2 x AA batteries (not supplied)  The indoor console requires 2 x AAA batteries (not supplied) when not plugged into the power supply via the 5v adaptor (supplied). It should be noted that the 5V adaptor has a 2 pin plug so an adaptor to 3 pins will be required.

In addition to the 7 in1 outdoor sensors and 3in 1 indoor sensor, this Ecowitt weather station can also support a whole host of addon’s (sold separately).

These include but no limited to :

Pro’s

Con’s

Price

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  • Solar Panel
  • Fast Updates
  • Multiple Weather Variables
  • Easy Setup App
  • Accurate Local Weather
  • Wifi Connected
  • Internet Ready
  • Poor Vertical Viewing Angle
  • No UK Plug For Console
  • No Mounting Bracket

Youshiko YC9387 5-1 Weather Station

Youshiko YC9387 ( W ) - Weather Station

The latest UK version of the professional Youshiko YC9387 Weather Station provides users with complete weather information through a wifi connected console and external 5-1 weather sensor array.

The Youshiko has a large LCD colour screen, however, unlike many units, the Youshiko provides several contrast level adjustments to assist the user with different viewing angles.

With internet synchronised date and time functionality, the Youshiko YC9387 also has the ability to publish your local weather data on Weather Underground and or Weather Cloud servers over the internet. In addition, firmware updates can also be received as and when necessary through the internet.

With many features available, users will not be disappointed with Youshiko’s functionality and ease of use. With transmission data from the external 5-1 sensor array updating every 12/24 and 60 seconds, the user can be sure of getting accurate up to date information to the console. 

When it comes to measuring rain, which is necessary for our gardens, the Youshiko is capable of measuring hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and total rainfall in or mm. It also displays the general weather forecast as sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy, stormy and snowy. 

The Youshiko YC9387 Measures Weather Variables Such As

  • Indoor/Outdoor Temperature
  • Indoor/Outdoor Humidity
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Heat Index
  • Wind Chill
  • Rainfall
  • Various Alarms
  • Dew Point
  • Barometric Pressure

In addition to the units current weather measuring abilities, the Youshiko is also expandable, and able to connect up 7 additional sensors, (not supplied) thus offering the user the ability to collect and monitor measurement data from several other locations, like a greenhouse for example.

Another nice little feature is the buzzer alarm clock with an ice pre-alert function that beeps when the weather is unfavourable. This could come in very handy indeed when planning garden activities.

Data transmission distance from the 5-1 sensor to the console is also very good and better than many, for a model of this price. Given as 150 meters by the manufacturers, which is about 50% more than weather stations of similar quality. Although in real-world scenarios this will undoubtedly come down to about 50m, based on your locations and obstacles encountered by the user.

The console is powered via the mains electricity and the supplied 5v (UK) adaptor, with a button battery backup in case of power loss. The 5-1 external array is powered by 3 x AA batteries (not supplied)

The Youshiko YC9387 WiFi-enabled Weather Station is a great addition to homes because of its ability to display minute details about the weather in your surrounding area.

The detailed information that you receive from this device allows you to plan your garden activities in advance and get your work done in a hassle-free and efficient manner.

To top it all and to provide peace of mind, the manufacture provides the standard UK warranty for its products should the need arise.

Pro’s

Con’s

Price

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  • Customer Care
  • Warranty
  • Additional Channels
  • 3 Manual Vents
  • Wifi Connected
  • Internet Ready
  • No Solar Panel (Ext Unit)
  • Short Mounting Pole

Conclusion

As you can see from the information above, there are many things to consider when buying a weather station for the home and garden. We hope we have given you food for thought and have helped you make informed choices on your journey to buying a weather station.

Investing in one of the many weather stations for the home is a must if you are a serious gardener or amateur meteorologist.  A weather station brings you hours of fun and enjoyment and can help avoid a potential catastrophe.

Weather stations for the home, provide the user with much data these days, it’s like having your own million pound BBC, Sky or local weather channel right at your fingertips.

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