Wireless Weather Stations

Not all wireless weather stations are made the same! Some, like the ones mentioned here, are designed for specialized, mission-critical applications.

This page will help you get acquainted with weather stations designed for...

  • high accuracy
  • high reliability

In my 31 years with Environment Canada, I worked with research-grade meteorological instruments during all those years. I learned to love their unique qualities and characteristics. I especially love to work with quality controlled data.

What follows is my humble opinion on some of the best wireless weather stations on the market.

Who Are These Weather Stations For?

Research scientists, national meteorological institutes, engineers ... even sophisticated weather observing enthusiasts like me!

Really anyone or any organization requiring research grade meteorological data for...

  • Operational monitoring of meteorological parameters for
  • decision making purposes
  • reporting
  • documenting observance of legal commitments (ie. pollution control)
  • ...to name a few!
  • Climatology
  • Meteorological research

If weather data is important for your work or study, then this high-end suite of weather stations is what you need.

Vaisala Automatic Weather Stations

In my humble opinion, the Vaisala (www.vaisala.com) weather stations are the ultimate in engineering ingenuity. The results are extremely reliable and accurate weather stations.

They are designed for mission-critical applications where quality controled meteorological data is a paramount requirement.

The sleek design, bordering on "futuristic" of the Vaisala Weather Transmitter WXT510 ™ is something to behold!

Some of you may ask: "Are the Vaisala Automatic Weather Stations affordable?" They are very affordable ... if you cannot afford a WX station failure or data error!


Another solution for research grade dependability is the HOBORemote Monitoring GSM Weather Station by Onset Computer Corp. (www.onsetcomp.com/).

Its quality and reliability compare very favorably with more expensive meteorological data acquisition systems. They have a proven record of performance.

HOBO™ is the result of more than 25 years of continuous engineering improvements. More than ever, today's version provides reliable, accurate data under tough environmental conditions.

By the way, while you explore their Web site, why not ask the live online help for the meaning of "HOBO". I was tempted to reveal it here but decided not to!;-)

Vantage Pro2™ by Davis Instruments

The Vantage Pro2™ by Davis Instruments wireless weather station is a high-end consumer product (http://www.davisnet.com/weather/index.asp).

Its calibrated tipping bucket rain gauge even meets the guidelines of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

If need be, you can obtain NIST certification for the Vantage Pro2™ and most of its optional sensors. That speaks volumes for the quality of craftsmanship!

The Vantage Pro2™ is suitable for most home and business uses including...

  • Avid gardeners
  • Amateur Astronomer
  • Growers or Farmers
  • Ham Radio Enthusiasts
  • Demanding weather enthusiasts.


The Weatherhawk™ (www.weatherhawk.com) is a high-end wireless personal weather station designed for home, schools, weather enthusiasts, hospitality, leisure, business, farming, or public service environmental monitoring applications.

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