The pressure reported by WeeWX does not match the pressure on the console¶
Be sure that you are comparing the right values. There are three different types of pressure:
Station Pressure: The Station Pressure (SP), which is the raw, absolute pressure measured by the station. This is
pressurein WeeWX packets and archive records.
Sea Level Pressure: The Sea Level Pressure (SLP) is obtained by correcting the Station Pressure for altitude and local temperature. This is
barometerin WeeWX packets and archive records.
Altimeter: The Altimeter Setting (AS) is obtained by correcting the Station Pressure for altitude. This is
altimeterin WeeWX packets and archive records. Any station might require calibration. For some hardware, this can be done at the weather station console. Alternatively, use the
StdCalibratesection to apply an offset.
If your station is significantly above (or below) sea level, be sure that the station altitude is specified properly. Also, be sure that any calibration results in a station pressure and/or barometric pressure that matches those reported by other stations in your area.
Calibrating barometer does not change the pressure displayed by WeeWX¶
Be sure that the calibration is applied to the correct quantity.
The corrections in the
StdCalibrate section apply only to raw values from the
hardware; corrections are not applied to derived quantities.
The station hardware matters. Some stations report gauge pressure (
while other stations report sea-level pressure (
barometer). For example, if
the hardware is a Vantage station, the correction must be applied to
since the Vantage station reports
barometer and WeeWX calculates
However, if the hardware is a FineOffset station, the correction must be applied
pressure since the FineOffset stations report
pressure and WeeWX
The rainfall and/or rain rate reported by WeeWX do not match the console¶
First of all, be sure that you are comparing the right quantities. The value
rain is the amount of rainfall observed in a period of time. The period of
time might be a LOOP interval, in which case the
rain is the amount of rain
since the last LOOP packet. Because LOOP packets arrive quite frequently, this
value is likely to be very small. Or the period of time might be an archive
interval, in which case
rain is the total amount of rain reported since the
last archive record.
Some consoles report the amount of rain in the past hour, or the amount of rain since midnight.
The rain rate is a derived quantity. Some stations report a rain rate, but for those that do not, WeeWX will calculate the rain rate.
Finally, beware of calibration factors specific to the hardware. For example,
the bucket type on a Vantage station must be specified when you set up the
weather station. If you modify the rain bucket with a larger collection area,
then you will have to add a multiplier in the
To diagnose rain issues, run WeeWX directly so that you can see each LOOP packet and REC archive record. Tip the bucket to verify that each bucket tip is detected and reported by WeeWX. Verify that each bucket tip is converted to the correct rainfall amount. Then check the database to verify that the values are properly added and recorded.
There is no wind direction when wind speed is zero¶
This is by design — if there is no wind, then the wind direction is
undefined, represented by NULL in the database or
None in Python. This policy
is enforced by the
StdWXCalculate service. If necessary, it can be overridden.
See option force_null
in the [StdWXCalculate]
WeeWX distinguishes between a value of zero and no value (NULL or None). However, some services do not make this distinction and replace a NULL or None with a clearly invalid value such as -999.