Sometimes simpler is better.
When it comes to weather stations, most folks want to know two key facts: what’s the temperature outside? The humidity?
For good measure, it’s also to know the temperature and humidity inside as well. Bonus: maximum and minimum values in the last 24 hours is helpful . . . that is, what was the low temperature last night?
For the best simple weather station that measures temperature and humidity, we’d recommend the ThermoPro TP62—it’s reliable, accurate and affordable. Plus we found it easy to use.
What We Liked
• Easy to set up. You mount the outdoor wireless sensor (batteries included) in a shaded, north-facing place. Bonus: try to get the sensor away from buildings, as this may bias the reading.
• Easy to read 3.3″ backlit display.
• Control buttons on front of unit are easy to use.
• Can add up to 3 more outdoor sensors (for a greenhouse, garage or chicken coop).
• Trend arrows show if temp/humidity is rising or falling.
• 24 hour maximum and minimum readings are stored.
What Needs Work
• Monochrome display hard to read in direct sunlight.
• No barometric pressure. As any weather enthusiasts will tell you, knowing the temperature and humidity is nice . . . but barometric air pressure is a good indicator of whether a storm is coming. If you want a station that adds that feature, consider this next recommendation.