Smart Weather Solutions
Monitor any weather conditions using high quality rugged sensors.
Due to our geographical location as an island nation, weather conditions in New Zealand, particularly in coastal and alpine areas can be harsh environments for the accurate monitoring of weather. High winds, corrosive salt air, snow and the strength of our summer sun can wreak havoc on remote weather stations and monitoring sensors. Many of our primary industries such as agriculture (dairy, meat and wool), Forestry, horticulture (including viticulture) and seafood (including aquaculture and fishing) rely heavily on accurate weather reporting to maximise yields and profitability.
The ability to monitor weather conditions accurately in real-time plays a crucial role in decision making across these industries. Weather variables such as wind speed and direction, air temperature, humidity and rainfall may all be important factors in determining the course of a wide range of events. In addition to primary industry, there are a wide range of other economic, environmental, civil protection and tourism activities that require accurate weather monitoring to improve efficiencies and reduce environmental impact, examples of these are:
weather controls quality and quantity of a harvest and its effect on the farmer’s ability to work the land or to graze his stock.
water quality (rain and run-off effect) increases yields and improves product quality.
forecasts and monitoring to ensure precious harvests are protected against possible frosts.
kiwifruit farms and stone fruit orchards need information to protect against inclement weather such as hail storms. Strawberry farmers need careful monitoring of moisture content of soils from rain fall when berries are ripening, to ensure maximum yields.
ensure activities can be operated efficiently and safely.
monitoring of rainfall and water quality in catchment areas to protect an increasingly valuable resource.
Gill MaxiMet weather stations are made of high-quality reliable instruments and range in price from $1,500 + GST to $7,000 + GST. (excluding Libelium controller)