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Can anyone recommend a decent weather station? I'd like an interior display unit, plus exterior unit to measure windspeed/wind direction/temperature/rainfall. Ability to download data (automatically?) onto a PC/Mac would be good too. I've done a few google searches, but there don't seem to be any big/reliable brands. Budget is £100 ish.

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Can anyone recommend a decent weather station? I'd like an interior display unit, plus exterior unit to measure windspeed/wind direction/temperature/rainfall. Ability to download data (automatically?) onto a PC/Mac would be good too. I've done a few google searches, but there don't seem to be any big/reliable brands. Budget is £100 ish.

This one seems well received, with mostly very positive reviews and in budget.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/usb-wireless-weather-forecaster-223254

A Watson unit sold under other names?

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Ive bought a few over the years, but unless you spend at least a couple hundred, the options are limited to made in China crap which disintegrates after a year or two. Im OK with this and just buy a new one every couple of years.

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Ive bought a few over the years, but unless you spend at least a couple hundred, the options are limited to made in China crap which disintegrates after a year or two. Im OK with this and just buy a new one every couple of years.

My main concern is accuracy - I'd like to know the actual temperature/windspeed where I live, rather than a website forecast which can only be 95% accurate. If the cheap ones are no more accurate then I might be wasting my time.

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My main concern is accuracy - I'd like to know the actual temperature/windspeed where I live, rather than a website forecast which can only be 95% accurate. If the cheap ones are no more accurate then I might be wasting my time.

You are not going to get what you want.

The best forecasts will be from amateur metrologists in your area but I doubt any of them will be posting data on-line let alone up to the minute data.

Your best bet is to contact the met office to see if they are trialing anything and whether you can get involved in such a trial - if one exists.

Then a quick google went and brought this up - looks more like what you want.

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Showcasing the latest applications created by DataPoint users

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/datapoint

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My main concern is accuracy - I'd like to know the actual temperature/windspeed where I live, rather than a website forecast which can only be 95% accurate. If the cheap ones are no more accurate then I might be wasting my time.

Even the ones the met office uses arent accurate..they constantly have to revise their own figures. One of the things that makes me think measuring climate change to within 100ths of a degree is a bit pointless is electronic thermometers that only measure in 10ths arent even that accurate.

Good old alcohol and mercury are probably the only way of guaranteeing accuracy. Plus a £500+ stevenson screen...

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