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5 of the best weather forecasting gadgets

It’s 150 years since the first public weather forecast. You think they’d get it right by now – here’s the best kit to help you avoid the wet...

Suunto Core All Black

£180 sunto.com

If you’re planning on scaling a remote mountain and want to stay dry, do it with this Suunto watch. It will alert you to rain using a built-in barometer and storm warning alarm. Also a digital thermometer and weather trend indicators mean you never need sit through a weather report again. And the altimeter, compass and sunrise indicator should make sure you don’t get too lost when running for cover.

Oregon Full Wireless Weather Station

£190 weather-station.com

After Michael Fish predicted sun the day before a hurricane, we turned to our own prediction gear. This desktop station attaches to a host of add-on sensors that provide temperature, humidity, wind, rain, pressure and even UV measurements. Meaning you’ll need a better excuse than the weather to cancel that potentially awkward family BBQ.

Weather HD app

£0.99 itunes.com

Weather icons are boring, in spite of weather being an epic, awe-inspiring declaration of nature’s mood. Weather HD captures nature’s astounding climactic changes with beautiful HD video. This iOS app pioneers the new way weather should be shown.

Met Office widget

£free metoffice.gov

The nation’s meteorological service can be fed in as much or little detail as you like, straight to your desktop. Three full forecasts are updated daily for an accurate prediction of temperature, wind, rain, UV and more. A weather nerd’s dream.

Moie’ Fog-Free Shower Mirror and Weather Station

US$40 (£25) amazon.com

First thing in the morning when looking at yourself in the mirror, wouldn’t it be nice to be filled with something other than the joy of looking at your own great face? The 7in Moie’ mirror does exactly that by filling you with weather information from a wireless sensor that can be placed up to 100m away. And because it’s fog-free, you can see your brilliant face even more clearly.


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