Contact details for a number of meteorological societies and manufacturers and suppliers of meteorological instruments and software are given in this section (this is an updated subset of the details given in Appendix 4 of The Weather Observer’s Handbook). All details and links are believed to be correct, but as they do change from time-to-time please use the Contact page to report any broken links.

The Climatological Observer’s Link (COL) is the largest body of amateur meteorologists in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and publishes a monthly bulletin containing records from around 300 sites. More details on its website at

Meteorological societies – by region and country

Societies are listed under the country in which they are based. Many are international in scope, and membership is generally not restricted to residents of the host country.

Andorra Asociació de Meteorología i Ciences de l′Atmosfera d′Andorra
Australia Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, GPO Box 1289, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia
Austria Österreichische Gesellschaft für Meteorologie
Belgium Société Royale Belge d′Astronomie, de Météorologie et de Physique du Globe
Flemish Association for meteorologyVlaamse Vereniging voor Weerkunde (VVW)
Canada Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, P.O. Box 3211/ C.P. 3211, Station D / Succursale D, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6H7, Canada
China Chinese Meteorological Society, No.46, Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Hong Kong Meteorological Society, c/o Hong Kong Observatory, 134A Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Croatia Hrvatsko Meteorolosko Drustvo
Cyprus Cyprus Meteorological Association
Czech Republic Ceska Meteorologicka Spolecnost
Denmark Dansk Meteorologisk Selskab
European Meteor-ological Society European Meteorological Society, c/o Freie Universität Berlin, Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6–10, 12165 Berlin
Finland Geofyysikkojen liitto
France Société Météorologique de France73, avenue de Paris, 94165 Saint-Mandé CEDEX, France
Germany Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft, c/o Institut für Meteorologie, Freie Universität Berlin, C-H-Becker-Weg 6–10, 12165 Berlin, Germany
Ring europäischer Hobbymeteorologen e.V. (European amateur meteorologists ring), Senior editor – Hans-Martin Goede, Leguanweg 4, D-70499 Stuttgart, Germany
Greece Elliniki Meteorologiki Etaireia
Hungary Magyar Meteorológiai Társaság, Fő utca 68, p.o. Box 433, 1027 Budapest
Iceland Félag Íslenskra VeðurfræðingaVeðurstofu Íslands, Bustadavegur 9, 150 Reykjavik
India Indian Meteorological Society, c/o India Meteorological Department, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
Ireland Irish Meteorological Society, c/o Met Éireann, Glasnevin Hill, Dublin 9, Ireland
Israel The Israeli Meteorological Society
Italy Associazione Italiana di AgroMeteorologia
Associazione Geofisica Italiana
Japan Meteorological Society of Japan, c/o Japan Meteorological Agency, 1-3-4, Ote-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004
Netherlands Nederlandse Vereniging voor Beroeps Meteorologen
Vereniging voor Weerkunde en Klimatologie (Society for Weather and Climatology)
New Zealand Meteorological Society of New Zealand, PO Box 6523, Te Aro, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
Norway Forskerforbundets meteorologiforening, NMF Meteorologisk institutt, P.O. Box 43, Blindern, 0313 Oslo, Norway
Poland Polskie Towarzystwo Geofizyczne – Meteorological Section
Portugal Associacão Portuguesa de Meteorologia e Geofisica
Serbia Meteorolosko drustvo Srbija
Slovenia Slovensko Meteorolosko Drustvo
Spain Asociación Meteorologica Española, Apartado de Correos, 285, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Sweden Svenska Meteorologiska Sällskapet, c/o SMHI, S- 601 76 Norrköping, Sweden
Switzerland Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, MeteoSwiss, Krähbühlstrasse 58, CH-8044 Zürich, Switzerland
United Kingdom Royal Meteorological Society, 104 Oxford Road, READING, RG1 7LJ, UK
Climatological Observers Link (COL), 16 Wootton Way, MAIDENHEAD, Berkshire, SL6 4QU, UK
Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO)
Cloud Appreciation Society
United States Of America American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-3693, USA
Suppliers of meteorological instruments, accessories or fittings

This listing includes most of the instruments and sensors referenced in The Weather Observer’s Handbook, but it is by no means a complete list of all manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. The website of the Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry (HMEI) provides a more complete industry contact list. Suppliers and manufacturers are listed alphabetically by brand name. In most cases, products are available and supported internationally, but check with the supplier before placing an order. Contact details shown are correct at the time of going to press.

Campbell Scientific Campbell Scientific, Inc., 815 West 1800 North, Logan, Utah 84321-1784, USATel: (435) 227 9000

Campbell Scientific Ltd, Campbell Park, 80 Hathern RoadShepshed, Loughborough LE12 9GX, UKTel: +44(0)1509 601141

Campbell Scientific manufactures dataloggers, data acquisition system and measurement/control systems used worldwide in research and industry. Campbell Scientific dataloggers form an integral part of many automatic weather station installations around the world, including the new UK Met Office Meteorological Monitoring System (MMS). They can also supply a wide range of third party professional sensors and accessories.Founded in Logan, Utah, USA in 1974, they have offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, South Africa, Spain and UK.
Casella Casella Measurement One of the oldest names in meteorological instruments, originally established in Holborn, London in 1799, Casella’s were one of the largest UK suppliers for many decades. Casella is now a division of Ideal Industries Limited, based in Illinois, USA. In recent years Casella have diversified into other non-meteorological measurement areas, and since the publication of The Weather Observer’s Handbook have ceased to supply meteorological instruments altogether; Fairmount Weather Systems (see entry below) can still supply and service many ‘legacy’ Casella instruments.
Davis Instruments Davis Instruments Corporation, 3465 Diablo Ave., Hayward, California 94545, USA Tel. (510) 732-9229 Davis Instruments, established in 1963, are a privately-held manufacturing company and developer based in Hayward, California. They have been a leader in the development and growth of the personal weather systems market since the launch of their first system in 1989, and today they have tens of thousands of users around the world, from far northern Alaska to Antarctica.
Prodata Weather Systems, Unit 6, Espace North Building, 181 Wisbech Road, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 1RA, UKTel (UK): 03336 664 175Tel (International): +44 1353 664 175 John Dann′s Prodata Weather Systems is a leading and recommended supplier of Davis Instruments equipment within the United Kingdom.
Environmental Measurements Environmental Measurements Ltd, Business and Innovation Centre, Sunderland Enterprise Park (East), Wearfield, Sunderland SR5 2TA, UKTel: +44 191 501 0064 Environmental Measurements Ltd (EML) designs and develops instrumentation for meteorological and environmental monitoring, including wind speed and wind direction sensors, aerodynamic raingauges, temperature humidity probes, radiation sensor shields, barometric pressure sensors, surface wetness probes, data loggers and automatic weather stations. EML is also a systems integrator, and supplies products worldwide.
Eppley The Eppley Laboratory, Inc., 12 Sheffield Avenue, PO Box 419, Newport, Rhode Island 02840, USA Tel: 401-847-1020 Eppley, founded in 1917, are specialists in solar radiation measurement, manufacturing radiometers, pyranometers, pyrheliometers and pyrgeometers. Many national meteorological services use Eppley Instrumentation as their standard for radiometric measurements.
Fairmount Fairmount Weather Systems, Unit 4, Whitecroft Road, Meldreth, Hertfordshire SG8 6NE, UKTel. +44 (0) 1763 263415 Fairmount manufacture meteorological instruments to standard specifications in their own production facilities; these include UK standard instruments such as splayed-base raingauges and Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorders, together with electronic systems and automatic weather stations. Fairmount supply worldwide.
Fine Offset Fine Offset Electronics Co., Ltd, 4/F, Block B3, East Industrial Park, Huaqiaocheng, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, ChinaTel: +86-755-86106171, 86106204 Fine Offset Electronics Co., Ltd is a Chinese electronics company, founded in 2005 and based in Hong Kong. Fine Offset manufacture many of the entry-level weather station products sold by Maplin Electronics, Amazon and other retailers; their products are also sold under the Watson brand name.
Gemini Dataloggers (Tinytag) Gemini Data Loggers (UK) Ltd, Scientific House, Terminus Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8UJ, UKTel: +44 (0)1243 813 000 Gemini Data Loggers (established in 1984) develop and sell the Tinytag range of dataloggers worldwide, offering loggers for a wide range of measurements in addition to those for weather applications. As well as manufacturing Tinytag data loggers, all Tinytag hardware, firmware and software is designed in-house, enabling tight quality control and the flexibility to respond to customer needs.
Geonor Geonor AS, Grinidammen 10, P.O. Box 99 Røa, N-0701 Oslo, Norway Tel: +47 6715 9280 Geonor AS manufactures and supplies all-weather precipitation gauges for accurate measurement of snow and rain. The company also manufactures and market equipment and instruments for geotechnical and civil engineering applications. U.S.subsidiary office in Milford, PA.
Gill Instruments Gill Instruments, Saltmarsh Park, 67 Gosport Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9EG, UKTel: +44 1590 613 500 Gill is the world leader in ultrasonic anemometers.
Instromet Weather Systems Ltd Instromet Weather Systems Ltd, 10B, Lyngate Industrial Estate, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0AJ, UK Tel: +44 (0)1692 502 800 Instromet manufacture and supply a range of weather monitoring equipment; they are best known for their sunshine recorder.
Kipp & Zonen Kipp & Zonen B.V., Delftechpark, 362628 XH Delft, The Netherlands T: +31(0)15 2755 210 Founded in 1830, Kipp & Zonen provide class-leading instruments for measuring solar radiation and atmospheric properties particularly for weather and climate applications. Kipp & Zonen specialize in the measurement of solar and sky radiation, from the ultraviolet to the far infrared. Offices in France, USA and Singapore.
La Crosse La Crosse Technology, 2817 Losey Blvd South, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA La Crosse Technology France 6A, rue du Commerce. F-67118 Geispolsheim, France Tel: +33 38 85 55240 Founded in 1985, La Crosse manufactures and sells a range of electronic consumer products. A number of La Crosse′s weather products are rebadged Technoline products. Technoline Ltd is a Macau based electronics company: their weather station products are sold through retailers both under their own brand name and rebadged as La Crosse.
Metspec Metspec, W21/W25, Units 10 & 11, Lendal Court Gamble Street Nottingham NG7 4EZ, UKTel. 0115 970 5308 - e-mail Metspec manufacture and sell the UK Met Office-standard plastic and aluminium Stevenson screen and associated accessories. Metspec screens are also resold by UK Weathershop and other suppliers in UK and other countries.
Nielsen-Kellerman Nielsen-Kellerman, 21 Creek Circle, Boothwyn, PA 19061 Tel (US Toll Free): 800-784-4221Tel: 610-447-1555 Nielsen-Kellerman Company designs, manufactures and distributes rugged, waterproof environmental and sports performance instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications, including Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters.
Novalynx NovaLynx Corporation, 4055 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 102, Auburn, CA 95602-, .S.A. Tel: (530) 823-7185 Weather monitoring instruments and systems, including U.S.-standard Cotton Region Shelters and eight-inch raingauges.
Omega Engineering OMEGA Engineering, Inc., One Omega Drive, P.O. Box 4047, Stamford, Connecticut 06907-0047, USA Tel. (800)-848-4286 or (203)-359-1660 and other European sites Omega Electronics offer an enormous range of electronics products. Particularly relevant to meteorological applications are resistance temperature devices (RTDs), both platinum resistance and thermistors, and a compact event logger ideal for high-resolution rainfall monitoring. Technical and presales support is first class. U.S.-based with subsidiaries in UK, France, Germany and The Netherlands.
Onset Onset Computer Corporation, 470 MacArthur BlvdBourne, MA 02532, USA Tel. 508-759-9500 UK dealer: Tempcon Instrumentation Ltd Unit 19 Ford Lane Business Park, Ford Lane, Ford Nr Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0UZ Tel: +44 (0) 1243 558270 Onset is the world′s leading supplier of data loggers, used around the world in a broad range of applications including weather and climate monitoring. Onset′s HOBO event-based loggers are ideal for combining with a tipping-bucket raingauge for high-resolution, low memory use rainfall logging.
Oregon Scientific Oregon Scientific Inc., 19861 SW 95th Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062, USA Oregon Scientific is a consumer electronics company, founded in Portland, Oregon, USA in 1989. Its product range includes time, health and sports products as well as weather stations. Oregon Scientific′s parent company is IDT International Limited, an electronics company based in Hong Kong. Oregon Scientific′s products are sold through resellers and retailers throughout the world.
R M Young R. M. Young Company, 2801 Aero Park Drive, Traverse City, Michigan 49686 USA Tel: (231) 946-3980 Weather monitoring instruments and systems. Network of international resellers.
RS Online RS Components Ltd, Birchington Road, Corby, Northants NN17 9RS, UK Tel: 08457 201201

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. RS Components is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronics products, with operations in 32 countries selling 550,000 products from 2,500 leading suppliers. RS are a good source for many sensors relevant to meteorological measurement, particularly PRTs and thermistors.
Russell Scientific Instruments Russell Scientific Instruments Limited, Rash′s Green Industrial Estate, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1JG, UK Tel: 01362 693 481 Russell Scientific Instruments manufactures precision thermometers, barometers and barographs, and scientific measuring instruments, and also stocks replacement charts, pens and inks for barographs and similar recording instruments.The company has well more than 100 years of experience in the design and manufacture of thermometers and is the sole UK manufacturer of Kew and Fortin precision barometers. They also supply UK-standard splayed-base copper raingauges, wooden Stevenson screens and smaller economy-model thermometer shelters.
Technoline See La Crosse
UK Weathershop Weather Shop Ford Business Park Ford Lane, Ford, nr Arundel West Sussex BN18 0UZ, UKTel: 01243 558280 E-mail: A wide range of weather monitoring instruments and systems, including all the consumer brands (Davis Instruments, Oregon Scientific, Technoline etc); also Metspec screens (see Metspec)
Vaisala Vaisala Oyj, Vanha Nurmijärventie 21, 01670 Vantaa, Helsinki, Finland Tel: +358 9 894 91 Vaisala is a leading global supplier of environmental and industrial measurement systems. Vaisala Oyj was founded in Helsinki, Finland in 1936, and today has offices in 15 countries. The company’s worldwide customer base includes many national meteorological and hydrological institutes, aviation and road organisations, defence forces and wind parks.
Vector Instruments Windspeed Limited (Vector Instruments), 115 Marsh Road, RHYL, Denbighshire, LL18 2AB, UK Tel: +44 (0)1745 350 700 Vector Instruments manufacture and sell wind sensors (anemometers and windvanes), including the class-leading low-power A100 series anemometer, widely used in professional AWS systems.
Watson See Fine Offset
Weather-Your-Way WeatherYourWay, 2966 Gateway Avenue, Hartford, WI 53027, USA Tel. (262) 670 9697 WeatherYourWay are a friendly and helpful US-based supplier of a wide range of consumer meteorological instruments, run by a qualified meteorologist (an ex-NWS forecaster). They are the official supplier to the CoCoRaHS network (see Chapter 18 for details) and supply (amongst many other products) the low-cost plastic raingauges used in the CoCoRaHS network.
Other Useful Sites
A.T.V. Aerial Sales An excellent UK online source of advice and products for instrument masts, brackets and fittings
Suppliers of meteorological software

For more details, please refer to Chapter 13 of The Weather Observer’s Handbook.

Cumulus AWS software
Enviroware Enviroware srl, Via Dante, 142, 20049 Concorezzo (MB), ItalyTel: +39 039 620 Wind Rose Software
Virtual Weather (VWS) Virtual Weather Software (VWS) AWS Software
Weather Display (WD) AWS Software
Weatherlink AWS SoftwareSee also Davis Instruments in instrument and sensor listings tab
Weather Underground AWS Software