The most important component in ensuring reliable readings from your sensors is proper positioning. When selecting a place, keep a few fundamental things in mind.
✔️ If you don't have a station with radiation shielding, your temperature and humidity sensors should be in full or partial shade, with best location at "eye level" (5-6 feet).
✔️ Your rain gauge should be level and high enough to avoid splashback from the ground, as well as away from any obstructions.
✔️ Wind speed and direction are officially measured at a height of 33 feet, well above any impediments. We recognize that this may be out of reach for the majority of individuals. As a result, installing an anemometer above the roofline on your roof will get the finest data.
✔️ If you have a station with an all-in-one sensor suite, you will have to make a compromise between the ideal height of the anemometer and temp/humidity/rain sensors. The best option is to go somewhere in between, 10 feet or higher is ideal.
✔️ If you are mounting the weather station to a house or structure, be sure to run a ground wire.
✔️ Remember that wherever you place your station, it should be in a place that’s easy to access. Weather stations need to be maintained and cleaned.
More information can be found in our thorough guide to siting instructions, which includes mounting ideas and solutions.