I have a Davis Instrument Vantage Pro 2 station right beside my Skyweather station and I noticed that the temperature reading is off by approximately 4 to 6 degrees. I do have it in a shield to protect it from direct sunlight. I'm also comparing other weather station around my area using Weather Underground and my Davis Instruments station is pretty accurate.
I'm hoping that I can possibly change the calibration somehow via the software?
Here is the radiation shield I am using that is sold by Amazon.
Post by pharmville on May 20, 2020 11:48:24 GMT -8
I just purchased a skyweather kit and built my waterproof box. It has been set up for only a few days, but I'm noticing the same issue. During the day the temp is 6 - 10 degrees higher than actual, even if the sensor cover itself is in the shade. At night the sensor is still about 2 degrees hotter than a known good sensor. I'm going to try relocating it to make sure the sensor has good airflow, is continually shaded, and is connected to it's own pole, instead of connected to the skyweather box. That way I know the circuit boards in the vicinity aren't driving the temp up. I'll post back in several days with my findings, but I may want to try a different brand of sensor if that doesn't fix things. Otherwise the kit is great.