Best Rain Gauges

Updated January 2019
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  • 31 Models Considered
  • 6 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 198 Consumers Consulted
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    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

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    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Not only is it interesting and useful to measure how much rain is received on a given day or within a certain time period, but it’s fun. Rain gauges are an easy and pretty much thoughtless way to do this, as once you set one up, it does all the work for you, leaving you to only have to read the information that the gauge provides. While some rain gauge models are quite straightforward and are more affordable, others are more complex or fancy. After you decide where you’re going to place your gauge and how intricate you want it to be, it’ll be easy to choose the perfect model to suit your needs.

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