LOCATING YOUR OUTBACK BLUE 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.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
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.
FOR BEST RESULTS
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.