An originally empty backyard can be transformed into a science lab with a very simple yet essential digital rain gauge. It’s very interesting to know how backyard science gets interesting! Kids love to show off their building skills, what better way than to create a weather lab in their own backyard? A simple rain gauge can be made by correctly attaching a funnel to a graduated cylinder, which can record the amount of rainfall in a day.
But there is a better way. You don’t have to leave the house every day to measure the rainwater collected in cylinders. With a digital rain gauge you can sit at home and enjoy live broadcasts. And it has higher accuracy than using DIY gauges.
The US Weather Service sells these rain gauges for normal household use. It is usually a smaller replica used by the government and other private meteorological departments. Advanced gauges use a second cylinder to prevent the master cylinder from filling up.
The digital rain gauge can do all the manual work required to record rainfall. Better with another waiting area, when it receives more than an inch of rainfall, it will automatically empty itself.
The wireless digital meter helps you record real-time rainfall patterns at the touch of a button, without having to go outside, get wet and check the readings! Some even have a temperature display function that can record indoor and outdoor temperatures.
Choose a place where there are no obstacles around and above. Avoid areas that are too densely wooded. The tree above the gauge only gives you inaccurate data.
Do not place it near your dog house. Occasionally, if the dog is interested in gauges, you’ve done the job of measuring rainfall – your pet will take care of it! If you haven’t mowed your lawn for a long time, it’s not a suitable place either.
The best place is the terrace upstairs. Choose an isolated place, do not cover it! You can also place it above the curtains, as long as you don’t have any loose branches scratching it.
Measuring rainfall is not only interesting, but also useful for those who are gardening or proud of their lawn. If you know how much rain it is, you know how much water your plants and grass need. The digital rain gauge ensures that you get accurate data.