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Top-Rated Weather Stations in Australia for 2024

The best weather stations are accurate and reliable, so you can trust the information they provide. They also make it easy to access this information, whether you want it on your phone or computer or just on a display in your home.

When it comes to weather stations, you want one that’s not only accurate but also easy to set up, easy to use, and has all the features you need.

To help you in your search for the right weather monitoring solution for your property, we’ve reviewed and compared three of the best weather stations on the market in Australia.

Our Top Pick: Ecowitt HP2551 Wi-Fi Weather Station

The Ecowitt HP2551 is an affordable yet high-quality home weather station. Accurate weather information is displayed on the newly designed large colour screen interface, making it easy to read all of your information at any time.

The 7-in-1 integrated outdoor sensor measures temperature, humidity and wind data. It also includes a UV/solar radiation sensor and rain gauge. The 100M wireless connectivity range makes it suitable even for large properties.

The indoor unit measures temperature, barometric pressure, and humidity levels so you can easily keep track of the conditions inside your home or office.

This model is one of the best available in terms of value for money. It’s easy to set up and use and its display console is one of the best on the market.

Upgrade Pick: Davis Vantage Vue Weather Station (6250AU)

Davis is one of the most trusted names in weather monitoring products. Their USA-made weather stations are known for being both durable and accurate, and this model is no exception.

This weather station has all the bells and whistles—indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed, wind direction, wind chill, rainfall and rain rate, heat index and dew point barometric pressure reporting—and it’s solar-powered with stored energy backup.

The Vantage Vue has 22 user-selectable alarms so you can make sure you’re keeping track of everything from temperature to humidity to rainfall. The weather updates every 2.5 seconds and the display console comes with numerous other useful features like on-screen data graphing and 12-hr forecasts.

The downsides of this unit include that it is more expensive than other brands we’ve looked at and the display screen is a bit dated.

Best Value: Maxkon WiFi Wireless Weather Station

Maxkon’s weather station is the most affordable unit we looked at but that doesn’t mean it falls short on features.

The product features a colour LCD display console that shows wind speed and direction, indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, rainfall, UV index, sunshine intensity, dew point and more.

It even provides a current weather forecast and has a built-in alarm that can be set up for a range of options.

The Maxkon weather station also allows you to upload weather data to Weathercloud or Weather Underground so you can view how your weather data compare to other sources.

What to Look for When Choosing a Weather Station

Accuracy

Accuracy is one of the most important things to look for when choosing a weather station.

Accuracy is not just about getting the right temperature reading, but also providing accurate recordings of measurements such as humidity, barometric pressure, and rainfall.

The best models will provide temperature readings that are accurate within ±1℃.

Ease of use

Another important thing to look for is how easy the weather station is to use.

Many models have a large, colour display that is easy to read and makes it quick to access whatever information you’re looking for.

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The best models will also allow you to connect your station to your smartphone or tablet so that you can get real-time updates.

Worth noting is that the more expensive models aren’t always easier to use. In fact, often the models with better sensors and more data come with more complicated user interfaces.

Features

The price of a weather station can vary dramatically depending on its features, so it’s important to consider what you need before making a purchase.

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Basic features that you can expect from all weather stations include temperature (indoor and outdoor), humidity (indoor and outdoor), barometric pressure, rainfall, and wind speed and direction.

Other features to look out for include:

  • UV/light sensors
  • Lightning detection system
  • Air quality monitor
  • Soil moisture meters
  • The ability to hook up extra sensors
  • Website or app integration so you can monitor your weather from anywhere in the world

Connectivity

Think about where your weather station and the console will be located on your property. If you’re getting a wireless weather station, you’ll want to check that the weather station itself can communicate with the console or display unit inside your house. Most units have a range of around 100m but this does vary.

Some weather stations let you access the data via an app on your phone or computer. Some also allow you to upload data to popular weather sites so you can view how your weather data compare to other sources.

Finally, if you have smart home technology in your home, consider purchasing a compatible weather station. This can be particularly handy if you have a smart irrigation system that can be programmed to turn on based on your weather readings.

Build quality

Your weather station is going to be outside in the sun, wind, and rain, 365 days a year. You want to make sure the unit is built well and will stand up to the elements.

You should also check the warranty on each weather station as this can be a good indication of durability and may also impact the price.

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Steve Kropp

Based in Melbourne, Steve's passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY and is always looking for a new project. When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, cooking meals with produce harvested from his garden, and coaching his son’s footy team.

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