What Does a Weather Station Measure?
A weather station is usually made up of a few weather reading instruments such as barometers, thermometers and hygrometer. Each of these different instruments measures different aspects of the weather. Below is a summary of each.
What does a Barometer Measure?
Atmospheric Pressure. This is helpful to know what kind of changes you can expect in the weather. This is really useful when you are deciding if you should take your umbrella to work, pop your jacket in the car, head out for a long bike ride, or hang your washing out on the line.
What does a Hygrometer measure?
The humidity of the air. Comfortable and healthy living and working conditions are at a humidity between 35 and 65%
What does a Thermometer measure?
The air temperature. This is helpful to know if your home temperature is at a healthy level. A healthy living and working environment should be between 18 and 24 C for optimum health.
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