IS | Raindrop Storm Glass Weather StationAU$32.90
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Glass Raindrop Storm Weather Station
The Raindrop-shaped storm glass is a beautiful ornament and a modern interpretation of the chemical weather prediction glass, also known as "FitzRoy's storm barometer". Today modern digital weather stations dominate the market but this is a more charming way to reflect on the changing patterns of our weather. It is more a curiosity than an exact weather station but in the 18th century, it was probably the most accurate way to predict the weather changes and it was widely used by sailors. Especially Admiral Robert FitzRoy promoted and employed it during his voyage as a meteorologist with Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle as a way to forecast oncoming storms. The way this historical device works is that it responds to atmospheric fluctuations.
How to predict the weather
- Clear liquid: Bright and clear weather
- Cloudy liquid: Cloudy, possible precipitation, thunderstorms & rain
- Small dots in the liquid: Expect humid or foggy weather
- Large flaky crystals: Overcast, snow in winter
- Threads of crystals near the top: Windy weather.
- Crystals at the bottom: Indicates frost
Specifications for ISgift Raindrop Weather Station
- Size 12 x 6 x 6 cm
- Keep out of the reach of children, this is not a toy. Can be fatal to children if sucked or swallowed.
- Contains Camphor 20.76/230G. (Poison).
Australia / Made in China