Meteorology Sensors

Meteorology Equipment

We have over 150 years’ experience in the manufacture and supply of meteorological equipment. Our clients include environmental agencies, airports, defence ministries, port authorities and power plants. To view our product range click on the icons below or download our brochure.

Advantages of meteorological equipment

All people and industries are affected by the weather in some way. It is both an ally and an adversary. The task of meteorologists is to monitor, analyse and understand the behaviour of weather and climate. Only by doing so can we develop effective counter-strategies. Proper meteorological management can help businesses and individuals to save time and money, boost efficiency and promote safety. It also plays an essential role in the mitigation of the impacts of natural disasters.

Continuous monitoring of environmental phenomena is required not only for small-scale observations but also to assist in the creation of forecasts, climate models and early-warning systems. Different spatial and temporal resolutions must be considered in order to generate an accurate picture of local, regional and global weather systems. This, in turn, can help decision-makers overcome dangerous situations and ensure maximum safety and efficiency.

The collection and analysis of weather data can be carried out manually or, where sites are too remote or inconvenient for regular attendance, automatically. With over 150 years’ experience, Munro Instruments has achieved a reputation for excellence in providing instruments and systems to measure environmental phenomena. The company’s longevity has given it a unique insight into the needs and workings of the meteorological industry.

Meteorology Sensors

Meteorology sensors are the backbone of weather forecasting. They allow meteorologists to monitor temperature, air pressure, wind speed, humidity, and other atmospheric parameters. This data forms the foundation for creating weather models and predicting weather conditions accurately. Without meteorology sensors, our ability to anticipate weather changes would be severely limited.

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    Types of Meteorology Sensors


    Thermometers are among the most basic meteorology sensors. They measure temperature, a fundamental parameter for weather forecasting. Various types of thermometers are used in meteorology, including liquid-in-glass thermometers and digital thermometers.


    Barometers measure atmospheric pressure. A drop in pressure often indicates the approach of a storm, while a rise suggests fair weather. Barometers are essential for predicting changes in weather patterns.


    Anemometers measure wind speed and direction. They help meteorologists track wind patterns, which are crucial for predicting weather conditions and identifying potential storms.

    weather station

    weather station is a sophisticated and specialized instrument used to collect, record, and analyze various meteorological data and environmental parameters. These stations are typically employed by meteorologists, climate researchers, agricultural professionals, environmental scientists, and other experts who require accurate and comprehensive weather and climate information for their work.

    Applications of Meteorology Sensors

    Meteorology sensors are not limited to weather forecasting. They find applications in various fields, including agriculture, aviation, and environmental monitoring. Farmers use weather data to make informed decisions about planting and harvesting crops, while airlines rely on meteorological information for safe flight operations.

    Advancements in Meteorology Sensor Technology

    Remote Sensing Technologies

    Modern meteorology sensors often use remote sensing technologies, such as satellites and weather balloons, to collect data from different layers of the atmosphere. This enables more accurate and comprehensive weather forecasting.

    Weather Radars

    Weather radars are powerful meteorology sensors that can detect precipitation, storm movement, and even the presence of tornadoes. They play a crucial role in tracking severe weather events.

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    Meteorology Equipment






    Agricultural production is heavily reliant on inputs from the natural environment (e.g. sunlight and rainfall). Farmers must carefully plan their activities based on seasonal changes in the weather. This allows them to manage the growth and harvest of crops.

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    Marine & Offshore


    Offshore operations are highly susceptible to the vagaries of the weather. With only limited access to emergency response services, effective safety management is critical to prevent injury and loss of life.

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    Road & Railway


    Up-to-date information on weather conditions are vital for the safe and smooth operation of road and railway systems. Surface vehicles are affected by precipitation, strong winds, flooding, ice-formation and poor visibility.

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    All people and industries are affected by the weather in some way. It is both an ally and our greatest adversary. The task of meteorologists is to monitor, analyse and understand the behaviour of weather and climate. Only by doing so can we develop effective counter-strategies.

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    Renewable Energy


    Renewable energy helps to enliven economies, increase productivity and save lives. As demand for electricity increases, so too has the need for energy security.

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    Accurate meteorological information is an essential part of airport safety operations. Our 150 Series allows users to create fully flexible automatic weather stations.

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    All military procedures – whether on land, at sea or in the air – require meticulous planning. Routine observation and forecasting of the weather is vital to ensure the smooth-running of everyday operations.

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    We are enormously proud of our history and continually seek to expand on the legacy of the company’s founder, Robert William Munro (1839-1912). Starting out as a precision engineer and instrument maker, Munro transformed the company into a world-class manufacturer of meteorological and hydrological equipment.

    Edmund Daley, Munro Instruments Ltd

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