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Blimmin 'eck It was only -6C at home this morning...
I've got one of these Bresser 5 in 1 weather stations which I got for Christmas 2 or 3 years ago:
https://www.bresser.de/en/Weather-Time/ ... black.html
It's mounted on a 2 metre pole on the top of the garage and does inside/outside temperature and humidity, air pressure, wind speed and direction and rain fall. The outside temperature sensor has shade vanes to make it a bit more accurate in direct sun.
It does some basic short term logging on the device - for example you can cycle back through the last 12 hours of temperatures hour by hour, see hourly, daily, weekly rainfall etc...
But I also have an RTL-SDR (software defined radio) USB dongle plugged into a Raspberry Pi running some software called rtl_433 which is capable of snooping on and decoding the wireless transmissions of loads of different weather stations including mine. From there I have a custom written graphing plugin which creates the graph I posted.
I've found this Bresser weather station quite good - the previous cheaper one I had had poor wireless range and wasn't very reliable, the wireless range on this one is terrific and it has been very reliable. I think I've changed the batteries in the sender once since I've had it.
Tech support seems good - Joshua knocked it onto the floor and broke the removable foot, which doesn't seem to be sold separately, however after emailing them to ask if they had any they sent me one for free!
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