The 6 Best Home Weather Stations in the UK for 2022

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Our friends in the UK have visited us almost since the beginning. Unfortunately, most weather stations we recommend in the States are unavailable or very expensive, thanks to international shipping. We recently sat down and researched the best home weather stations in the UK and found quite a few home weather stations that ship free.

You can find brands like Ambient Weather and Davis Instruments in the UK, but some models look pretty similar to stations on sale in the States. As you’ll see below, Ambient Weather (and other brands) licence stations from Ecowitt. For example, the Ambient Weather WS-2000 is pretty much the same as the Ecowitt HP2551 weather station, except at the moment, Ecowitt doesn’t offer any smart home functionality.

FAQ

Are you thinking about purchasing a weather station? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions we hear from readers, some of which are unique to the UK.

Is a home weather station durable?

Yes. The UK sees its share of stormy weather, but nothing that a home weather station can’t handle. Some of these stations have made it through hurricanes, and others have worked for as long as 25 years. Of course, weather station maintenance is essential.

How much will I have to spend for a proper home weather station?

While prices vary, average prices for home weather stations in the UK range between £200-300 depending on functionality.

I don’t live in the UK. Can I still buy these weather stations?

Sorry US readers, but Ambient Weather is the exclusive seller of Ecowitt stations in the US. See our US homepage for our recommendations (some Ecowitt accessories are available in the US store). Ecowitt is available in many countries outside of the United States. While the prices below are in GBP, your local Amazon site might carry the weather station if you’re outside the UK.

We have a more detailed FAQ and installation tips available on our US weather station page.

Best Home Weather Stations in the UK

After quite a bit of research, including comparing stations to their counterparts (or competitors) in the States, we’ve come up with this list of the UK’s best home weather stations.

Our Pick - Weather Stations
Ecowitt HP2551 Weather Station
£259.90 £196.51
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10/01/2022 12:03 am GMT

Ecowitt takes the top spot in our list of the best home weather stations in the UK with the HP2551. This model is similar to the Ambient Weather WS-2000 sold in the states. The HP2551 is Wi-Fi compatible and doesn’t require any software to share data with Weather Underground and other services. Unlike the cheaper WS2910, the HP2551 is expandable.

Unfortunately, the HP2553 (sold as the Ambient Weather WS-5000 in the US) isn’t available directly in the UK yet, or that would be our top pick. But the HP2551 is a good piece of kit and worthy of our top spot.

Runner-Up - Weather Stations
Netatmo Weather Station
£228.99 £204.34
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10/01/2022 03:55 am GMT

Unlike most home weather stations in the US, there aren’t many options in the UK for those looking to integrate their home weather station with the smart home. However, French technology company Netatmo’s popular weather station provides one alternative if you’re looking for just that. We tested the Netatmo weather station several years ago, loved the app, and were pleasantly surprised with its accuracy.

The only negative to Netatmo’s weather station is everything is sold separately. The package above includes the base station and two temperature/humidity sensors. You’ll still need the optional rain gauge and sonic anemometer to complete the station, which costs an additional £150. However, if you are looking for a way to use weather data to control your smart home, it may be worth it.

Best Budget Weather Station
Ecowitt GW1102 Weather Station
£164.99
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10/01/2022 03:21 am GMT

The Ecowitt GW1102 is a solid option for those looking for better accuracy out of a budget home weather station. All parts are separate (much like the HP2553) but with lower-quality sensors. But you get all the benefits of more expensive stations, including expandability and the capability to share weather data online without much fuss natively.

If budget is an issue, we strongly recommend considering the GW1102 before any options below. You’ll get better performance and accuracy overall thanks to the capability to place each instrument in the best possible spot.

Ecowitt WS2910 Weather Station
£158.59 £114.56
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10/01/2022 12:03 am GMT

If you prefer an “all-in-one” sensor suite (especially with limited space), opt for the Ecowitt WS2910 instead. It’s slightly cheaper than the GW1102 but includes the same sensor suite as the HP2551, just a more basic console. You lose the capability to expand. However, the WS2910 still features the Wi-Fi connectivity of more expensive Ecowitt weather stations.

Our personal preference is the GW1102, however at this price point.

Sainlogic Professional Weather Station
£149.56
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10/01/2022 12:03 am GMT

We were surprised to see Sainlogic offering a solid home weather station for the UK market. The company’s stations are on the budget side of things here in the States and haven’t made our lists in the US for best weather stations because of that. However, like Ambient Weather in the US, Sainlogic licenced technology from Ecowitt to produce this particular home weather station, which looks identical to the WS-2902C.

If you were looking at the WS-2902C, buy this instead and save yourself money. You get all the functionality the WS-2902C has in the States, except for the smart home functionality. Better yet, it’s competitively priced.

Bresser Weather Station
£79.99
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10/01/2022 04:40 am GMT

Home weather stations are expensive, so we wanted to offer a budget option. In the UK, that’s German company Bresser. Its weather station measures all the basics, including temperature, humidity, wind direction and speed, and rainfall. It also receives a radio timing signal from Frankfurt, meaning you’ll never have to update the clock.

Of course, for such a low price, you’re missing some functionality. The Bresser weather station doesn’t have Wi-Fi support, and sensor quality isn’t as good as any of the five previous options. But it is affordable.

Wrapping Up

Again, we’d like to thank our UK readers for visiting us over the past year. We hope this list of the best home weather stations in the UK helps you make the right decision. Of course, if you have any questions, you can always contact us. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect home weather station.

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