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Get Ready to Win Big in Our Exciting Garden Giveaway! 🌱🌦️

Garden lovers, rejoice! We've got a treat that will make your green thumbs tingle with excitement. Introducing our Garden Enthusiast's Dream Giveaway, where we're not just offering you a rain gauge – oh no! We're taking things up a notch by adding fantastic goodies to help you make the most of your outdoor haven.

What's Up for Grabs? 🌧️🌡️🪴

Picture this: not one, but TWO top-notch rain gauges, an indoor/outdoor thermometer to keep you weather-savvy, a soil tester that'll turn you into a soil scientist, a hose nozzle for those refreshing watering sessions, and a pair of pruning shears to help your plants look their absolute best.

Did We Mention Entry Is Free? 🆓

Yes, you read that right! Your chance to score this incredible Rain Gauge & Garden Goodies Pack is absolutely free. We're all about spreading the love for all things green, and what better way than a no-cost entry?

Mark Your Calendars: September 13th 📅

Circle the date, folks! The giveaway closes on September 13th, and that's when the excitement reaches its peak. We'll be tallying up the points, and the one with the most accrued points will be crowned the Garden Guru.

Why the Party, You Ask? 🎉

We're not just throwing confetti for no reason. We're celebrating something big! Drumroll, please... the grand revamp of our webstores on Amazon for the Outback Blue and Outdoor Home rain gauges. It's like a fresh coat of paint on your favorite garden shed – everything just got a whole lot better, and we couldn't be more thrilled.

How to Join the Fun: 🎈

  1. Head over to our registration page here: CLICK HERE!
  2. Find the giveaway details – trust us, you won't miss them!
  3. Enter the giveaway – it's a breeze, we promise.
  4. Keep those fingers crossed until September 13th when we announce the grand winner.

So there you have it, folks – our Garden Enthusiast's Dream Giveaway is here, and the goodies are ready to find a new home. Get ready to elevate your gardening game with a little help from your friends at Outback Blue. Happy gardening and may the best green thumb win! 🌿🏆

best rain gauge to accurately track every rain drop

If you're a gardener or farmer, your plants and crops aren't just your passion, they're likely your livelihood too! That's why you need to ensure that they are getting all the water that they require, and there's no better tool for doing this than the new Rain Gauge from Outback Blue!

The gauge provides you with accurate rainfall measurements in both light showers and huge downpours. It also eliminates guesswork, allowing you to know exactly how much water your plants and crops are getting.

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The Outback Blue Rain Gauge’s simple design features a clear inner tube inside of a larger outer tube. Rainwater collects inside the inner tube until it reaches its capacity, at which point it starts to overflow into the outer tube. The total amount of rainfall is determined by adding up how many inches of water are in the device.

The rain gauge is capable of collecting and measuring a total of 11 inches or 280 millimetres of water in both tubes. It comes with an easy-to-install mounting bracket, so it can be set up on a wall, fence, door, or gutter. It is also made using high-grade UV-resistant polycarbonate plastic, so it won’t discolour in the sun or crack in frosty conditions.

By using the Outback Blue Rain Gauge you can get rainfall readings that are accurate to 1/100th of an inch. The gauge’s durability and versatility also allow for records to be kept over extended periods, so you can determine rainfall patterns and trends and incorporate them into your planning.

“We use several different rain gauges here in the Florida Keys but the Outback Blue Rain Gauge is by far our favorite,” said a satisfied customer. “We get strong winds and heavy downpours and this gauge handles the elements better than any we have ever owned. It's also very easy to install and incredibly clear to read. We highly recommend it.”

The Outback Blue Rain Gauge isn't limited to garden and farm use either. Meteorologists and weather trackers may find the gauge useful. It might also come in handy for those monitoring local stream, river, and lake levels, aiding them in determining whether or not flood alerts need to be issued and if emergency measures need to be implemented.

You can purchase the Outback Blue Rain Gauge directly from their website or by visiting their Amazon store.

Outback Blue is an industry leader in gardening and weather management tools and accessories. The company is based in Australia; however, they ship their products worldwide.

Make sure your plants and crops are getting everything they need by visiting our store on Amazon here

Christmas garden gift ideas

Feeling challenged about what to give this Christmas as a gift for someone who loves gardening?

Give the gift of a rain gauge!

  • It's a unique gift.
  • A gift that is well received and shows you have put a lot of thought in choosing a gift.
  • It's the perfect helper in the garden to save water and energy bills.
  • It's a gift that will bring years of enjoyment.
  • It's a great gift for the person in your life who already has everything they need!

You can choose from two rain gauges in our range:

The ultimate professional choice rain gauge: Outback Blue Rain Gauge with a large 11 inch/280mm collection capacity.

You can learn more about the rain gauge here.

Outback Blue rain gauge Recording the rainfall

The very popular backyard rain gauge: Outdoor Home Rain Gauge with a 6 inch/150mm collection capacity

You can learn more about the rain gauge here

Fence Rain GAuge

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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rain gauge outdoor best rated

The Outdoor Home rain gauge has been highly rated consistently for the following attributes:

  • High Quality
  • Great value for money
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Will not discolour or crack in the sun
  • Professionally accurate dual scale reading inches and millimeters
  • Large 6 inch/150 mm rainfall collection capacity
  • Fast and easy to install
  • Includes the fence or post mounting bracket and screws
  • Easy to use

Best rain gauge 2022

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.


  • High quality
  • Great value for money
  • Heavy-duty UV resistant polycarbonate
  • Virtually unbreakable
  • 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


  • Little pricey
  • Measurements are a little hard to read against the clear material
  • Screws are not included (ACTUALLY THE SCREWS ARE INCLUDED)

The Secret To A Sturdy Rain Gauge

If you're tired spending your money on a rain gauge, only to find it cracks, splits or goes cloudy in a short time? There is a solution and you're going to love it.

You're probably thinking rain gauges are all made of plastic and resign yourself to the fact that they don't last very long when exposed to the elements.

Yes, you are right. However, not all plastic rain gauges are equal. Plastic is plastic so how can a plastic rain gauge be different?

The secret is in the TYPE of plastic materials used to make the rain gauge.

Living in Australia our climate is pretty harsh, with strong sun and a high UV index to boot. These tough climatic conditions play havoc with some plastics. That's why most Aussie plastic furniture, pot plant tubs and other outdoor items like rain gauges deteriorate fast in the sun, they go powdery, crack making them look tired and ugly. It's so disappointing when this happens.

Our Aussie based company has done years of research and testing to come up with the BEST rain gauges for durability and reliability, so you don't have to keep wasting your money on another disappointing rain gauge.


Introducing the highly rated Outdoor Home Heavy Duty Rain Gauge. This sturdy rain gauge is a post mount garden rain gauge with a 6 inch rain fall collection capacity which is more than enough capacity for most rain fall volumes.

The secret to this tough rain gauge is as I mentioned earlier in the plastic... Can you guess the type of plastic we use?

This ever popular rain gauge is crack-proof and doesn't show discolorations from long periods of exposure to the elements

Apart from using this rain gauge for fun weather recording or professional activities, it's a great gift idea for your avid gardener and greenhouse friends.


Outback Blue Large Capacity Rain Gauge.

This tough rain gauge is a post mount professional style gauge with a huge 11 inch collection capacity. This style of rain gauge is what some weather monitoring organisations use to record the rainfall.

This beauty has an inner and outer collection tubes and will collect small sprinkles of rain or monsoonal type downpours.

This rain gauge is tough and looks just like new even after years in harsh sunlight.

So there you have it! Two tough, reliable rain gauges that will get the job

done giving you years of enjoyment. Both made in Australia using high quality plastic. Have you guessed the type of plastic yet?


The secret plastic a quality rain gauge has that keeps it not only looking great and prevents it from cracking or discolouring is - POLYCARBONATE PLASTIC

You can purchase our rain gauges on Amazon here:

Outdoor Home rain gauge

Outback Blue rain gauge

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Tired Of Replacing Cracked Rain Gauges?

If you are fed up with your rain gauge becoming unreadable or breaking in a matter of months, read this!

The reason many rain gauges crack and break or become unreadable is because of the material they are made out of. Plastic rain gauges come in many grades quality of plastic, and the main reason a rain gauge may be cheap is because of the quality of the materials used.

So if you are wanting a rain gauge that lasts the distance, won't go yellow or crack in the sun or frost conditions you need to be paying attention to the quality of materials used in the product.

Polystyrene plastics are more commonly associated with the cheaper end of the rain gauge range. The plastic is easy to use and print on, however it is brittle.

At the other end of the plastic spectrum you have Polycarbonate plastic rain gauges. With more expensive material costs and to manufacture, they have the unrivalled advantage of being tough and durable in extreme climatic conditions. In harsh sunlight this plastic rain gauge does not yellow or go cloudy, so it remains easy to read and manage. Able to withstand frost conditions, however it may crack with snow freezing in it. Rain gauges manufactured from this type of plastic are usually chosen by weather bureaus and commercial enterprise because of it's durability.

For the very serious weather watcher metal rain gauges and automatic tipping bucket rain gauges could be appropriate. These definetely fall into the very pricey category!

For the backyard gardener or keen weather watcher the polystyrene or polycarbonate manual rain gauges are popular choices. If you are a gadget freak, then a electronic rain gauge or weather station may be a perfect fit.

Where To Place A Rain Gauge


For an accurate reading, choose an area that is open to install your Outback Blue Rain Gauge. 

Keeping your rain gauge away from tall trees, big shrubs and buildings will ensure there is no obstructions to the rain collection capacity, ensuring greater accuracy.  It is ideal to place the rain gauge at least twice as far away as the height of the nearest tree or building.


Inaccurate readings in the rain gauge can be influenced by strong wind by as much as 20%!  The force of the wind can drive the rainfall against the rain gauge instead of filling it.  We suggest placing the rain gauge near low bushes, fences and low structures to act as a buffer to strong wind.


Take the measurement from the rain gauge at the same time each day. Record the rainfall and empty the rain gauge completely to begin collecting rain for the next 24 hour period.  We suggest taking the reading in the morning, if it is emptied later in the day evaporation may contribute to an inaccurate reading.


Installing a pair of Outback Blue Rain Gauges at least 6 meters apart will give a higher degree of accuracy in measuring the rainfall.  Having a pair of rain gauges means an average can be taken from them, thereby avoiding inaccurate readings due to strong wind or other factors.