Whatever your profession is or where you live, weather affects your daily life and routine. You may not think about it too much if you’re a healthy, able-bodied individual, but if your job is heavily influenced by the weather, or if your physical conditions are affected by the weather conditions, then you need to keep a close eye on the weather.
Whether you are overly sensitive to the humidity or the lack thereof, or whether you need to know how much rainfall has just accumulated, there are a vast amount of weather devices that we now have at our disposal, that make it easier to track the weather for whatever reason we need.
There are many different devices alone that measure different aspects of the air. Today we’ll be talking about the 4 most common one’s. The thermometer is the most common and well known weather device that simply tells what how hot or cold it is either inside or out.
A barometer is a device that measures the pressure in the air. The barometric readings are of the utmost importance to a lot of people whose who are sensitive to weather conditions as this is the aspect of weather that they are the most sensitive to.
When a barometer shows air pressure that is not only high, but rising as well, it means you can expect dry weather with little or no cloud cover. Low air pressure that is dropping typicallyindicates high humidity and rain. But if you need a more exact humidity reading, then a hygrometer is what you’ll need. This weather device tells you the exact amount of humidity that is in the air at this exact point in time.
Relative humidity is different though. This is the reading that meteorologists give us in their weather reports. The main difference between relative and actual humidity can best be summed up by saying that a relative humidity reading is more general, while an actual reading is more precise.
A relative reading can be used in conjunction with the barometric reading to get a more precise view of the coming weather. Measuring the speed and direction of the wind is a pretty straightforward process.
The oldest and most common weather device used for this purpose is a weather vane. Weather vanes are set on top of a structure and whichever way the two horizontal pieces are blowing indicate the direction the wind.
A more modern weather device used for this purpose is called an anemometer. Either cups or a cloth material that resembles a large sock is used. The cup or the sock also sits atop a structure attached to a pole. A dial is attached to it, and whenever the wind blows into it, it indicates the speed at which the wind entered the apparatus. All of these devices may be the most basic and straightforward of the various types that there are, but these are the types that most people need to help with their daily routines.