Personal Weather Station Buying Guide

Weather Underground has compiled a list of compatible stations in this buying guide. The personal weather stations listed below are integrated with Weather Underground.

When buying a new station you should consider the following criteria:

  • Ease of installation and set-up
  • Number and quality of sensors
  • Ease of connecting data to Weather Underground
  • Connectivity of device to internet (wifi or computer)
RainWise PWS Direct to Weather Underground

RainWise PWS Direct to Weather Underground

Discounted price for WU users!

Included Instruments

  • Temp [indoor & outdoor]
  • Relative Humidity [outdoor]
  • Wind Speed & Direction
  • Pressure
  • Rainfall

Ease of Installation

Ease of connecting to Weather Underground [and staying connected]

Additional Tools Needed

None

Upgrade & Adding Sensors

No

Reliability Score

 
Davis VantageVue Weather Station

Davis VantageVue Package

Included Instruments

  • Temp [indoor & outdoor]
  • Relative Humidity [indoor & outdoor]
  • Wind Speed & Direction
  • Pressure
  • Rainfall

Package includes:

  • Ambient Weather AirBridge to communicate directly with the VantageVue™.
  • Ambient Weather WeatherBridge to push data to the internet through your router.

Ease of Installation

Ease of connecting to Weather Underground [and staying connected]

Additional Tools Needed

None

Upgrade & Adding Sensors

No

Reliability Score

Comparable Systems

Davis VantagePro2 Package - Details

  • Solar and UV compatible
  • Requires additional transmitter for more sensors
Ambient Weather WS1000 Weather Station

Ambient Weather 1002

Included Instruments

  • Temp [indoor & outdoor]
  • Relative Humidity[indoor & outdoor]
  • Wind Speed & Direction
  • Pressure
  • Rainfall
  • Solar radiation
  • UV
  • Display console

Ease of Installation

Ease of connecting to Weather Underground [and staying connected]

Additional Tools Needed

None

Upgrade & Adding Sensors

No

Reliability Score

Comparable Systems

Ambient WS1400ip - Details

  • No display console
  • A bit harder to set-up through the ip address.
Bloomsky Weather Station

Bloomsky

$40 off with the promo code "BLOOMSKY4WU"

Included Instruments

  • Temp [outdoor]
  • Relative Humidity [outdoor]
  • Pressure
  • UV
  • Rain Sensor
  • Camera

Ease of Installation

Ease of connecting to Weather Underground [and staying connected]

Additional Tools Needed

None

Upgrade & Adding Sensors

Optional Solar Panel available

Reliability Score

 
Netatmo Weather Station

Netatmo Weather Station

Included Instruments

  • Temp [indoor & outdoor]
  • Relative Humidity [indoor & outdoor]
  • Pressure
  • CO2 [indoor]
  • Sound Meter

Ease of Installation

Ease of connecting to Weather Underground [and staying connected]

Additional Tools Needed

None

Upgrade & Adding Sensors

Yes. Rain gauge and additional temperature modules can be added.

Reliability Score

AcuRite Pro Weather Center Weather Station

AcuRite 5-in-1 Weather Environment System

Included Instruments

  • Temp [outdoor]
  • Relative Humidity[outdoor]
  • Wind Speed & Direction
  • Pressure
  • Rainfall
  • Display console

Package includes:

  • AcuRite 5in1 Environmental Monitoring Sensor
  • My AcuRite smartHUB

Ease of Installation

Ease of connecting to Weather Underground [and staying connected]

Additional Tools Needed

If you purchase any of the other AcuRite units, please make sure it comes with AcuBridge.

Upgrade & Adding Sensors

No

Reliability Score

AcuRite Pro Weather Center Weather Station

La Crosse Professional Weather Station

Included Instruments

  • Temp [indoor & outdoor]
  • Relative Humidity[indoor & outdoor]
  • Wind Speed & Direction
  • Rainfall
  • Display console

Ease of Installation

Ease of connecting to Weather Underground [and staying connected]

Additional Tools Needed

Free LaCrosse Weather Connect app (iOS) (Android)

Upgrade & Adding Sensors

No

Reliability Score

AcuRite Pro Weather Center Weather Station

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What you need to know about WeatherBridge

The WeatherBridge is a device that allows your weather station to send data to Weather Underground without the need for a computer. WeatherBridge works with many different weather stations. The weather stations connect directly into the WeatherBridge device via a USB connection, and then you can configure your station settings on the WeatherBridge site.

Buy a WeatherBridge

More info is available here:

Feel free to contact the makers of WeatherBridge for any additional questions: info@meteohub.de

The AirBridge can connect to the WeatherBridge wirelessly via WiFi. This eliminates the need to connect the weather station to WeatherBridge using a USB cable.

The WeatherBridge and AirBridge work with Weather Station AND Webcams. The MeteoBridge is designed to work most easily with Ubiquiti AirCam.