7 Important Types of Weather Instruments

Local and personal weather monitoring starts with the right sensors, meters and equipment. Essentially, you have to have a lot of weather instruments. Wireless weather and home environmental monitoring sensors, Wi-Fi-connected home weather stations and portable weather devices – the variety and variety of weather sensors available today can seem overwhelming, but JXCT is here to help you!

weather instruments

What Are Weather Instruments?

A weather instrument is any device that measures weather-related conditions. Since there are a wide variety of weather conditions that can be measured, there is a large assortment of weather instruments available for many different purposes. You may already be familiar with common weather sensors, like thermometers and wind vanes. But to get the full picture of the weather around us, we need hygrometers, anemometers, barometers, rain gauges and sometimes even lightning detectors. Multiple weather instruments are often combined into a single product, known as a weather station. By integrating multiple environmental measurement tools and a barometer, weather stations can give you a thorough view of the conditions outdoors and also generate reliable weather forecasts. This article explains the various types of weather instruments, how they work, and ultimately how they can benefit you on a day-to-day basis.

weather sensor

7 Types of Weather Instruments

JXCT’s product lines include a wide variety of wireless weather sensors available for personal use. Before deciding which is the best weather station for your needs, it’s important to gain a general understanding of the types of weather sensors, how they work and what they do.


An anemometer is any device that measures wind speed. The first wind measuring devices were invented centuries ago, and several varieties of anemometers have been developed over the years. These various designs have incorporated cups, propellers an even sonic sensors.

2、Wind Direction sensor

Wind direction sensor is a kind of meteorological instrument used to measure wind direction, accurate measurement, stable base, small friction, black shielded wire, high-quality aviation plug, manufacturer direct sales, support customization.

The sensor detects and perceives the wind direction information from the outside by rotating the wind direction arrow, and transmits it to the coaxial encoder, and outputs the corresponding wind direction correlation value to the physical equipment. Modbus signal, voltage and current can be output as required.


A barometer measures atmospheric pressure. As with other weather instruments, many different barometer designs have been developed over the centuries. The most common types historically have been mercury (also known as Torricellian barometer) and aneroid barometer.


A hygrometer measures humidity. Over the years, methods of measuring humidity have included twisted fibers, wet cloths covering thermometer bulbs and even pine cones.

5、Illumination Sensor

Illumination sensor is a weather sensor used to measure light intensity outdoors. The illuminance sensor uses a wall-mounted waterproof housing. There are two ranges: 0-65,535 lux and 0-20 million lux. We provide sun sensor and temperature, humidity, sun sensor three in one.

6、Rain Gauges

What is a rain gauge?

A rain gauge measures rainfall over a period of time.


What is a thermometer?

A thermometer measures temperature.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shopping Cart