On this site I give you my recommendations for the best weather stations under $50, under $100, around $150 and high end weather stations from well known brands like Oregon Scientific, Ambient Weather, AcuRite and Davis Instruments. Most of them have remote/ wireless sensors up to full scale weather measuring sensor towers.
Good weather station equipment is a must for every weather enthusiast and especially the local weather forecast is very useful for planning outdoor activities. Weather stations also make much appreciated Christmas or birthday gifts.
(Disclaimer: prices mentioned are accurate at the time of writing, but may have changed)
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Top Weather Stations around $50
My recommendations for best weather stations around $50 is the Oregon Scientific BAR208. It comes with a wireless remote sensor and display will show you the basic weather data including in- and outdoor temperature, indoor humidity, time/date and a 12-24 hour weather forecast. It also has a warning sign when the temperatures go below zero to warn you for slippery roads. Oregon Scientific is a well known and reliable brand and this weather station has excellent consumer reviews. I can recommend this weather station because I have this one at home and am very happy with it. Basic and affordable for around $55 at the time of writing.
Best Weather Stations Under $100
The best weather station I could find under $100 is the AcuRite 00622 Pro Color Weather Station with Wind Speed, Temperature and Humidity.
It includes: 3-in-1 wireless weather sensor accurately measures the temperature, humidity and wind speed, a nice color display with adjustable dimmer; electric-powered with optional battery backup, a history chart displaying temperature, wind speed and barometric pressure trends over last 12 hours and many more. This is a good product for around $100 (at the time of writing)
Best Weather Stations around $150
For the best weather station around $150 range I recommend the Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86. Some of the specs include: weather forecast (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy, snowy), display of Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction, barometric reading with bar graph, rainfall reading with bar graph.
It has a integrated wind sensor tower for easy set up and atomic time, so you always have the exact time and never have to adjust for Daylight Saving Time. It also shows the moon phase.
An other good option for around $170 (at the time of writing) is the AcuRite Pro Wireless color weather station. It has a beautiful color display and integrated rain, wind, temp and humidity meter. This wireless weather station streams real-time data including the moon phase, indoor comfort level, “feels like”” temperature and more. Highly recommended especially when looking at the low price for this much quality!
High end, semi-professional weather stations under $400
When you are a bit more than just a weather enthusiast and you want (semi-)professional weather data, then the Davis Instruments 6250 Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station is the best weather station you can get. Very easy to setup, install and maintain, this weather station offers a lot. When you click through you can see all the specs, there are too many to list here. This weather station receives very good consumer reviews and ratings. Also the companies help desk is excellent. Highly recommended.