Rain Gauge (definition)

A rain gauge is a device that measures liquid precipitation (rain), as opposed to solid precipitation (snow gauge) over a set period of time.

All digital rain gauges are self emptying or self dumping (also referred to as tipping rain gauge). The precision of the rain gauge is based on the volume of rain per emptying cycle.

See all weather stations that measure Rainfall, or return to the Weather Station Glossary of Terms