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Weather Instruments

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What instrument is used to measure precipitation (rain)?
Rain Gauge
What instrument is used to measure wind speed?
Anemometer
What instrument is used to measure wind direction?
Wind Vane
What instrument is used to measure temperature?
Thermometer
What units does a rain gauge measure in?
millimetres
What units does an anemometer measure in?
mph / kph or knots
What units does a thermometer measure in?
degrees celsius
What units does a wind vane measure in?
North East South West
Where is the best place to position a rain gauge?
Sunk into the ground away from shade and disturbance by people or animals.
Where is the best place to position an anemometer?
On top of a high building or pole.
Where is the best place to position a thermometer?
Away from direct sun in a Stevenson Screen.
Where is the best place to position a wind vane?
Away from trees and buildings in a high position.
What instrument is used to measure wind speed?
Anemometer