A fence mounted rain gauge is a good option when choosing a rain gauge.
It means you have the flexibility to locate the rain gauge in a position protected from the prevailing weather. To do this simply install the rain gauge behind the post instead of in front of the post where it would be exposed to the wind.
Select a fence or post in an area clear of tall trees or buildings to ensure you get accurate results when measuring the rainfall collected.
Make sure you mount the rain gauge so it sits higher than the post or fence rail if possible, this will avoid any splash back into the rain gauge and thereby skewing the result.
The Outback Blue rain gauge or the Outdoor Home rain gauge include a fence mounting kit complete with screws.
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The Outdoor Home rain gauge has been awarded by the website Morning Chores as the best rain gauge in 2022!
We are thrilled to have received this review and can reiterate the awesomeness of our Aussie made rain gauge.
Here's what they had to say:
The Outdoor Home Rain Gauge is destined to be your new rainfall-measurement friend in the garden, on a small farm, or in the apple orchard.
Made from heavy-duty UV-resistant polycarbonate, the rain gauge is a great choice for tough outdoor conditions. So whether the burning sun beats down or the frosts lay thick on the ground, your gauge will not crack or discolor and will faithfully continue to collect and record the precipitation.
The large rain gauge can handle a light sprinkle or a quick downpour. You can rely on it for professionally accurate measurements that are displayed on the easy-to-read raised 6-inches/150mm dual graduated scale.
For fast installation, mount the gauge to a suitable post with the mounting bracket and 2 screws. Slide it into position and it is all ready to go. Once the gauge is full, it can be easily removed by sliding it off the bracket. Just make sure that the gauge is higher than the fence post so that it can catch the rain and provide precise measurement results.
Great value for money
Heavy-duty UV resistant polycarbonate
Will not crack or discolor
Sun and frost resistant
Professionally accurate dual scale has raised graduations for easy reading
Imperial and metric measurements
Large 6-inches/150mm capacity
Ideal for home use, farming, orchards, or horticulture
Can handle large downpours or light sprinklings of rain
Fast and easy installation with the included mounting bracket
No complicated calibration
Easy to empty
Measurements are a little hard to read against the clear material
Screws are not included (ACTUALLY THE SCREWS ARE INCLUDED)