Weather instruments are important to help people and scientists to study weather. Here is a list of weather instruments that can help you to know more about weather!
- Thermometer-A thermometer helps to measure how hot or cold it is outside. The scale shows the actual temperature of what the weather is.
- Barometer-A barometer measure how much pressure is in the air. When a barometer rises, it means that it should be dry and sunny. When it falls, it means cool and cloudy.
- Sling Psychrometer-A sling psychrometer helps to measure humidity. It uses evaporation to make this happen.
- Rain gauge-A rain gauge measure how much rain has fallen over a long period of time. This instrument collects the rain and you can measure it.
- Weathervane-A weathervane helps to tell wind direction. It moves in the direction that the wind is blowing.
- Anemometer-An anemometer measure how fast the wind is blowing. It has a dial that turns to show the wind speed.
- Windsock-A windsock looks like a giant sock and it captures the wind so that it can show which direction the wind is blowing.
- Weather map-A weather map helps to tell the conditions of the weather such as air pressure, and meteorologist use these to help predict the weather.
- Hygrometer-A hygrometer helps to measure water vapor or humidity in the atmosphere.
- Weather balloon-a weather balloon measure how the air pressure is moving.
- Compass-A compass helps to figure out which direction a storm is headed in.
- Weather Satellite-A weather satellite helps to track the weather so that scientists can know what the weather holds.
- Snow Gauge-A snow gauge helps to measure how much snow an area has.
- Pyranometer-A pyranometer measure how much sun is hitting the Earth.
- Ceilometer-this tool helps to measure the cloud from the base to the top.
- Lightning Detectors-A lightning detector helps to detect lightning.