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What are Weather Clocks?

By Misty Amber Brighton
Updated May 16, 2024
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Weather clocks are clocks that tell the temperature and current weather conditions. This is normally in a digital format. Some models may be portable, while others are wall-mounted. They can also be found on flashlights and watches. These clocks often have other features such as an alarm, radio, and date stamp.

Most of the time, weather clocks are small devices designed to be placed on a table or nightstand. They often have an alarm feature on them. When people wake up in the morning, they can look at the clock to see what the current temperature is along with the day's forecast. Some models may even speak this information.

Some can be larger clocks that are hung on the wall. These normally display the time in digital format at the top. The bottom may show the temperature along with symbols to represent sunny weather, rain, or snow. Weather clocks like these are often battery operated, so they are useful even if there is a power outage.

In addition to portable and wall-mounted models, weather clocks can also be found on flashlights and watches. Flashlights with these instruments are normally waterproof and clip onto a backpack or belt. Weather watches come in a variety of styles, and may include a cover to keep moisture from getting into them.

There are both indoor and outdoor weather clocks. Outdoor types are usually waterproof types with a thick glass case over the top of them. They may have larger numbers than indoor types, since people often read them from a distance. Other models are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use and can be placed in barns or garages.

Although weather clocks are normally digital, some may have traditional clock hands. Others may have a combination of the two styles. Clocks such as these may display the time or barometric pressure with the use of a dial or hands, and use a digital readout to display the temperature and forecast.

Many people need to plan their activities according to the weather forecast. Weather clocks are a great way to do this. Having one of these in a home or office can save a great deal of time, as individuals do not need to search for this information on the Internet or make time to watch the local weather forecast. This can make buying one of these clocks a good idea, no matter what model is chosen.

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Discussion Comments
By croydon — On Jun 26, 2011

@irontoenail - Even better, get one of those phones that tells the time and the weather conditions for you and can send regular updates to your friends!

Although they might get annoyed about it eventually.

You can also get traveler phones with built in compasses, which are basically a mini wireless weather station. The only problem is, a phone is much more likely to go missing than a weather clock radio and is also more likely to run out of power, or get busted in day to day use.

So even though you might save weight by taking one around, it might be worth having two separate items that do essentially the same thing, particularly if you are traveling on your own.

By irontoenail — On Jun 24, 2011

If you are planning to go to a very hot country it is well worth investing in a really good digital version of a weather alarm clock. Try to get one that will endure in a wide range of conditions because you might encounter sandstorms, or high humidity.

It allow you to judge whether or not it is safe to wander around much during the day. This is not something you should take for granted. In very hot weather you can quickly become ill or even die from dehydration or sun stroke.

The other advantage is that when you get back everyone is going to be asking how hot it was exactly. If you have a weather clock and you keep careful notes, you'll be able to tell them!

Be sure to take a picture of the clock when it is at its hottest, so you have something to show for enduring such awful weather.

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