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Looking to buy a handheld anemometer.  Seen some on eBay for about £10-£20 but the ones that look good only go up to 70MPH in recording.

 

So with that in mind, what do you recommend as a measurement that will not burst the bank or be too fiddly when operating a device?  What are your recommendations on these for wind measuring compared to cheaper models?

 

Any ideas?

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District. 290 mts a.s.l.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything extreme
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District. 290 mts a.s.l.

Munro do a  hand held anemometer which is good, accurate and reliable but perhaps too expensive at around £260.

 

Digitalmeters do a rotating cup anemometer for £50 which, according to the technical spec' is reasonably accurate and will record speeds of up to 125 mph although the start up speed is 3 mph so it won't record very low speeds.

 

There are many rotating impeller type hand helds ( Kestrel for example ) which would suit your needs and these range from about £40 to upwards of £200, the more expensive ones coming with a variety of other functions. The disadvantage of these in use is that you have to face the wind which, in heavy rain or snow in a gale, is a very uncomfortable experience. The rotating cup type hand helds can be held at right angles to the wind so you're not getting blasted in the face while recording.

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  • Location: Highland Scotland
  • Location: Highland Scotland

You could go this route instead:

 

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Max wind speed depends on phone model, but have recorded speeds upto 68mph with one - though your arm will soon tire of holding it above your head at those speeds!

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