How to Take Rainfall Measurements

How to Take Rainfall Measurements

Rain Gauges are used by gardeners, farmers, weather enthusiasts, schools and many more. The Metcheck range of rain gauges come in a number of shapes and sizes from manual reading collectors to electronic self-empting rain monitors. Follow the step by step guide below to find out how to take rainfall measurements accurately.

How to take Rainfall Measurements

1. Remove the catchment funnel and if your rain gauge has one lift out the internal measuring tube.

2. Hold the measuring tube or funnel vertically at eye level and read off your measurements. Recording rainfall readings on a day to day basis can provide an interesting and fun hobby or essential information to Farmers, Gardeners and Schools.

3. After reading your rainfall measurement and recording it on to a rainfall chart, empty the measuring tube or funnel.

4. Replace the measuring tube into the outer chamber and secure the catchment funnel. If you are using a simply funnel and spike gauge insert it back into the ground.

The perfect recording partner

To get the most out of your ClimeMET rain gauge, the rainfall amount should be read every day at the same time and the information marked down on a Rainfall Chart. The CM5011 ClimeMET Annual Rainfall Chart is ideal for recording these daily values. Measurements can be recorded in mm or inches with data entry fields for monthly totals and averages, so variations and tends can be easily seen.

Get the most out of our Metcheck 'How To' guides and download these handy installation steps as an easy to print pdf by clicking here.

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