A thermometer is used to measure the current temperature, but there is now a temperature sensor that can be used to automatically send the reading indoors. The way to measure wind speed and direction is through an anemometer. Among other weather observation tools is a simple evaporation pan. The evaporation pan measures how much water is being evaporated by the sun. It is also important for the observation tools to be set in a location where they aren't influenced heavily by surrounding trees or other nearby objects.
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