Correct and wrong way to mount your weather station

The wrong way to mount the MeteoHelix weather station: They are not level and the MeteoHelix is on the shady-side of the mounting pole which obstructs the sun sensor.

The wrong way to mount the MeteoHelix weather station: They are not level and the MeteoHelix is on the shady-side of the mounting pole which obstructs the sun sensor.

  • Make sure the weather station is level.

  • Make sure the solar panel on top has an unobstructed view of the sun throughout the whole day.

  • Make sure there in unobstructed airflow to the weather station from all directions.

  • Make sure the rain gauge is level.

  • Make sure there are no obstructions to rain within a 45 degree cone above the rain gauge.

  • Ideally, mount the rain gauge on or near the ground to reduce wind induced underestimation of precipitation.

Example of wrong and proper mounting of the MeteoHelix and rain gauge.

A MORE Correct way to mount the MeteoHelix weather station and rain gauge - both are level and above obstructions to airflow and the sun. IdeaLly the MeteoHelix would be COMPLETELY above the obstruction and the rain gauge on the ground a few feet away from the post.

A MORE Correct way to mount the MeteoHelix weather station and rain gauge - both are level and above obstructions to airflow and the sun. IdeaLly the MeteoHelix would be COMPLETELY above the obstruction and the rain gauge on the ground a few feet away from the post.