Auriol Weather Station with wind and rain readings £39.99 @ Lidl from 16/12/2010
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Auriol Weather Station with wind and rain readings £39.99 @ Lidl from 16/12/2010

£39.99
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Found 9th Dec 2010Made hot 10th Dec 2010
* With easy-to-read weather forecast symbols
* External sensors for accurate forecasts
* Daily rainfall and weekly summary in mm or inches
* Indoor and outdoor temperature displayed in °C or °F
* Wind direction and wind speed in m/s, km/h or mph
* Clock, alarm and snooze functions
* Radio-controlled clock with automatic time setting with winter and summer time
* Dew point (for ground frost forecasting)
* Range approx. (m): 25
* Includes instruction manual, mounting material and batteries
* 2 year manufacturer’s warranty

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Original Poster

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been selling these on ebay for a huge profit for years

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wonkydonky

been selling these on ebay for a huge profit for years



Well done you

wonkydonky

been selling these on ebay for a huge profit for years


Now I know why there's never any when I go to buy one

Original Poster

Cold, why? Cheaper where? I'd love to know as I quite fancy one of these.

any good ?

I'd like one but cheaper. My Tchibo one (without wind speed) lost the function of its outdoor thermometer transmitter last winter.

All them buttons make it look complicated to use. If this was 1/2 price, as one of them gadgets which are nice for a while, I would purchase but at £40 seems a bit much, especially for LIDL, hopefully the price will reduce later

great buy and extremely hot!

is it more accurate than bbc weather?

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ozza

is it more accurate than bbc weather?



I think even deep fat fryers are more accurate than the BBC's weather!
Edited by: "simate" 9th Dec 2010

Original Poster

OperateOnMe

All them buttons make it look complicated to use. If this was 1/2 price, … All them buttons make it look complicated to use. If this was 1/2 price, as one of them gadgets which are nice for a while, I would purchase but at £40 seems a bit much, especially for LIDL, hopefully the price will reduce later



Complicated is goooood X) It does a lot for £39.99. Look around for what you get for half that.

Learn to read a proper Barometer and you will never need to listen to BBC weather ever again!


Open a window.

crazylegs

Learn to read a proper Barometer and you will never need to listen to BBC … Learn to read a proper Barometer and you will never need to listen to BBC weather ever again!



So are you saying that just measuring variations in local air pressure is better than the Met Office's model with all those other inputs?

How many buttons and measurements do you need to tell you that - as per ususal - the weather is crap and is likely to remain that way until we get our annual two-hour window of sunshine one afternoon in July?

If you're an amateur meteorologist then this might have some appeal, I suppose.

I had one of these a couple of years ago for Christmas, and liked it until - ironically - the wind blew the wind/temperature unit over, which broke it.

Once it is set up you don't really need to worry about the buttons (there's also three or four switches and buttons on the back as well). All three pieces run off batteries, but the main unit can be plugged in using a transformer, and the rain and wind units use 2x AA batteries which for me lasted about 4-6 months.

Obviously if you only want to know what the outside temperature is then this is overkill, but if you like to know a bit more info then I'd recommend it - just make sure you attach the wind unit properly :P

Might be interesting if it's got a USB output and software which will send the data to the PC.

Anyone know if it has?

Bagpuss-Dave

I had one of these a couple of years ago for Christmas, and liked it … I had one of these a couple of years ago for Christmas, and liked it until - ironically - the wind blew the wind/temperature unit over, which broke it.



LOL

Magurdrac

Open a window.



Exactly. Its either cold,not cold, wet or dry...I nearly said sunny...stupid me.

are the sensors wired?

tfish

are the sensors wired?


No, the wind and rain units are wireless

Its been endorsed by Michael Fish aswell

YeezY911

Its been endorsed by Michael Fish aswell



Is this the same Michael 'there will be no huricane' Fish that you refer to lmao

Any PC connectivity at all ? USB port / wireless ??

Cheers

Mark

Dear Santa and God

I have been a really good boy this year and I would love one of these units (just to add to the other 4 similar units I already have) but my wife will clobber me if I purchase it, not just because of the price but because I don't need another one but please it is wireless and I don't have a wireless on and I don't have a direction for the wind either so could you please see if you an give me one ...... I also have to steer well clear of all Lidl stores until the stock is gone otherwise I WILL buy one....

Life is so cruel but the wife is worse.... how could I get one of these without her knowing?

Mark3270

Any PC connectivity at all ? USB port / wireless ??CheersMark



Don't think so, you would have to get the Oregon one for that and then you are looking at about £150 for that type of unit.... they do look nice but for that much money?.....

Bagpuss-Dave

No, the wind and rain units are wireless



does anyone know of a wired unit similar to this

Crazy1

.. how could I get one of these without her knowing?



Would John Stape be of any help in this matter?
Edited by: "poisondwarf" 10th Dec 2010

Original Poster

tfish

does anyone know of a wired unit similar to this



Why on earth would you want wired? Thats like wanting a vcr

Bagpuss-Dave

No, the wind and rain units are wireless


thanks for your input on this thread dave

I dont need one. It's pointless. I'll get bored of it in minutes....
This is so cool.

Man middle age sucks.

HOT HOT HOT HOT COLD COLD COLD FREEZING FREEZING FREEZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Bagpuss-Dave

the rain and wind units use 2x AA batteries


What a disappointingly ridiculous design. For a wind wane to have reasonable accuracy it must to be bolted high up a mast to be away from obstacles for obvious reason. Which makes having to change batteries completely impractical. A wind unit needs to be wired or maybe solar powered.

Original Poster

scorcher

What a disappointingly ridiculous design. For a wind wane to have … What a disappointingly ridiculous design. For a wind wane to have reasonable accuracy it must to be bolted high up a mast to be away from obstacles for obvious reason. Which makes having to change batteries completely impractical. A wind unit needs to be wired or maybe solar powered.



£39.99 won't get you that though so there is nothing wrong with the design for the price.

scorcher

What a disappointingly ridiculous design. For a wind wane to have … What a disappointingly ridiculous design. For a wind wane to have reasonable accuracy it must to be bolted high up a mast to be away from obstacles for obvious reason. Which makes having to change batteries completely impractical. A wind unit needs to be wired or maybe solar powered.



You could have it on a mast and just take the mast down (from the base) to replace batteries? I think this looks good, going to get my Dad one for chrimbo.

For comparison sakes...

Maplin are currently selling something similar for £40, the main difference is it doesn't have wind DIRECTION.

They were recently selling a unit with wind direction, and USB (that can be used with generic software) that was £65 (and a good deal at that).


Even at higher prices you aren't going to get a wired wind speed etc. You could always just wire up power yourself, or add extra capacity by putting more cells in series.



Something that I would like to know though... can it show INDOOR and OUTDOOR temp at the *same time* ?

thanks!

weatherfan1

You could always just wire up power yourself, or add extra capacity by … You could always just wire up power yourself, or add extra capacity by putting more cells in series.


Warning, if you add cells in series you will increase the voltage which would be quite likely to kill it.

Opps, I do know what I am talking about - I meant to type parallel.

Actually I remember actually typing that...
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