Ambient Weather WS-5000 Ultrasonic Professional Smart Weather Station & Thermo Hygrometer


The Ambient Weather WS-5000 Ultrasonic Smart Weather Station is the most sophisticated home and light industrial weather station we have ever created. Our smart wind meter has no moving parts to wear out and includes a revolutionary ultrasonic anemometer that is more sensitive to changes in wind speed and direction and transmits faster than traditional wind cup designs.

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What can the WS-5000 do?

Unboxing a WS-5000.

TFT Full Color LCD Display

Our sleek desktop display is freestanding or can be mounted on a wall. This vibrant, dynamic LCD display is easy to read day or night, features a light or dark colored background, and automatically controlled brightness settings based on time of day. Connect additional displays (sold separately).

Measured parameters combine with calculated data:

  • 'Feels Like' Temperature (Wind Chill and Heat Index)
  • Dew Point
  • Gust (the maximum wind speed sampled once per second in the 16 second update period)
  • 10 Minute Wind Speed and Direction Average
  • Sunrise, Sunset, Moon Phase
  • Forecast
  • And more!

The WS-5000 also displays minimum and maximum conditions with time and date stamp, historical archived data, which can be exported to SD Card (optional, not included) for advanced data analysis in Excel. The SD Card is also used for firmware updates.

Ultrasonic Sensor Array

The wireless sensor array features a pagoda thermo-hygrometer radiation shield with passive aspiration for the upmost accuracy, a bubble level for plumb installation, and a solar panel.

It connects to the console via RF (915 MHz) up to 1000 feet line of sight in open air (300 feet under most conditions). The wireless signal will not pass through solid metal, earth, or ground.

The sensor array mounts to any pole between 1.25 and 2" diameter with adaptive mounting bracket and U-Bolt design that can be tightened to your mounting pole (not included).

Extra Large Rain Cup

The extra-large rain cup ensures better accuracy. Since the sensor is wireless, it can be placed close to the ground, and the removable lid makes for easy service and maintenance.

Indoor Thermo-Hygrometer-Barometer

The WH32B indoor sensor will monitor temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure. One sensor is included with the WS-5000 weather station system.

  • COMPLETE WEATHER STATION: (1) Ultrasonic Sensor Array, (1) Rain Cup, (1) Indoor Thermo-hygrometer-barometer, and (1) TFT Full Color LCD Display
  • ALL-IN-ONE SENSOR ARRAY: No moving parts, fast and easy set-up, and real-time updates to weather conditions every five seconds.
  • SMART HOME READY: Set up alerts, access your data remotely, and program your home based on weather conditions using IFTT, Google Home, Alexa, and more
  • ENHANCED WIFI: Enables your station to transmit its data wirelessly to the world's largest personal weather station network (optional setting)
  • JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Connect to Ambient Weather Network [hyperlink if allowed:] to customize your dashboard tiles, share hyperlocal weather conditions via social feeds and create your own forecasts (coming soon).

Optional Sensors supported by the display console and Ambient Weather Network:

  • 8-channel indoor-outdoor thermo-hygrometer (Item No: WH31E)
  • 8-channel water-proof probe (WH31P
  • 4-channel soil moisture sensor (WH31SM)
  • 2-channel air quality sensor (PM25 and PM25IN)
  • Lightning detector (WH31L)
  • 4-channel leak detector (WH31LA)

TechHive Editors Choice

Rated as the "Best home weather station platform" by TechHive

Ambient Weather does the best job of designing and manufacturing a home weather station that can be incorporated into a smart home. The WS-5000 impressed us with its easy setup, accurate reporting, and support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. We also like its app and its color console. It’s a big step up in price compared to Ambient Weather’s WS-2902, which is still available, but you’ll find the investment to be justified.
-Ed Oswald

Compare This Station With Other Top Selling Weather Stations

Ambient Weather WS-1965 Ambient Weather WS-2902
Ambient Weather WS-2000
Ambient Weather WS-5000
Product Placement
Product Placement Color Console + Sensor Array + Internet Color Console + Sensor Array + Internet Advanced Color Console + Sensor Array + WH31E Temp and Humidity Sensor + Internet Advanced Color Console + Ultrasonic Sensor Array + Extra Large Rain Cup + WH31E Temp and Humidity Sensor + Internet
Major Differences
Major Differences Basic Measurements, Color Console, Internet Connected, Expanded Sensor Capability - Compatible with 8 Sensors Color Console, Internet Connected, Additional Sensor Capability - Compatible with 5 Sensors Advanced Color Console, Internet Connected, Expanded Sensor Capability - Compatible with 8 Sensors Advanced Color Console, Internet Connected, Expanded Sensor Capability - Compatible with 8 Sensors, Ultrasonic Wind
Support / Set Up
  Support / Set Up Support / Set Up Support / Set Up Support / Set Up
  Dew Point
Dew PointDew Point
  Forecast (Pressure Based)
Forecast (Pressure Based)Forecast (Pressure Based)
  Heat Index
Heat IndexHeat Index
  Indoor Humidity
Indoor HumidityIndoor Humidity
  Indoor Temp
Indoor TempIndoor Temp
  Lightning Detection
Lightning DetectionLightning Detection Optional   Optional Optional
  Moon Phase
Moon PhaseMoon Phase  
  Moonrise & Moonset
Moonrise & MoonsetMoonrise & Moonset    
  Outdoor Humidity
Outdoor HumidityOutdoor Humidity
  Outdoor Temperature
Outdoor TemperatureOutdoor Temperature
  Relative Pressure
Relative PressureRelative Pressure
  Soil Moisture
Soil MoistureSoil Moisture Optional   Optional Optional
  Solar Radiation
Solar RadiationSolar Radiation  
  Sunrise & Sunset
Sunrise & SunsetSunrise & Sunset    
  Ultrasonic Wind
>Ultrasonic WindUltrasonic Wind      
  Wind Direction
Wind DirectionWind Direction
  Wind Sensor Heater
Wind Sensor HeaterWind Sensor Heater       Optional
  Wind Speed
Wind SpeedWind Speed
  Wind Chill
Wind ChillWind Chill
Connected Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Pool Temperature
Pool Temperature Optional Optional* Optional Optional
  Line of Sight Range
Line of Sight Range 300 ft. 300 ft. 300 ft. 1000 ft.
  Update Interval
Update Interval 16 Seconds 16 Seconds 16 Seconds 4.9 Seconds
Display Included: Full Color Included: Full Color Included: Full Color Included: Full Color
  Array Dimensions
Array Dimensions 15.5" x 6.5" x 4.5" 15" x 11" x 10" 15" x 11" x 10" 12" x 12" x 3.5"
  Display Dimensions
Display Dimensions 4.25" x 4.06" x 1.0" (with Antenna up) 7.50" x 4.50" x 0.75" 7.75 x 5.75 x 0.75” 7.75" x 5.75" x 0.75"
  Thermo-Hygrometer (Temp & Humidity)
Thermo-Hygrometer (Temp & Humidity)
  Indoor Thermo-Hygrometer
Indoor Thermo-Hygrometer      
  Probed Thermometer
Probed Thermometer
  Indoor Air Particulate Monitor
Indoor Air Particulate Monitor
  Outdoor Air Particulate Monitor
Outdoor Air Particulate Monitor
  Leak Alarm
Leak Alarm  
  Lightning Detector
Lightning Detector  
  Soil Moisture
Soil Moisture  

* Does not show on the display, but is availabe through

Weather Features

  • Dew Point

  • Forecast (Pressure Based)

  • Heat Index

  • Humidity

  • Rainfall

  • Relative Pressure

  • Solar Irradiance

  • Solar Radiation

  • Sunrise & Sunset

  • Temperature

  • Ultrasonic Wind

  • UV

  • Absolute Pressure

  • Wind Direction

  • Wind Sensor Heater

  • Wind Speed

  • Wind Chill

Weather Services

  • Ambient Weather Network

  • Weather Underground

  • PWS Weather

  • Amazon Alexa


  • API

See all of the services that this can work with.

Additional Features

Weather Station Features

  • Wireless integrated ultrasonic sensor array measures wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, UV and solar radiation
  • Wireless rain gauge
  • Indoor wireless sensor measures indoor temperature, humidity and barometer (WH32B)
  • Solar powered with battery backup
  • Intuitive TFT Color Display with color changing features
  • Supports both imperial and metric units of measure
  • 915 MHz RF wireless transmission with 1,000' line of sight range (300' under most conditions, with the exception of metal barriers)
  • 4.9 second real-time updates on the display tablet
  • 60 second updates on Ambient Weather Network. 60 second updates on
  • Encrypted WiFi internet two-way communication
  • Calibration for all measured parameters
  • NIST time synchronization from Internet
  • Quartz Time (hour/minute) and Auto DST
  • Light/Dark and programmable High/Low/Off backlight control
  • Weather forecast: Sunny, Partly sunny, Cloudy, Rainy, Stormy and Snowy
  • High/Low for all parameters
  • Independent alerts for all parameters (console does not do alerts on optional WH31B temperature/humidity sensors; you can get alerts for WH31B sensors when using Ambient Weather Network)
  • Low battery indicators

Ambient Weather Network Features

  • Mobile friendly and responsive web design looks great on any phone, tablet, laptop or desktop
  • App not required. Simply view in your web browser and bookmark on your home screen. Saves memory and bandwidth
  • Customizable Dashboard Displays Dials, Gauges, Graphs and Text Reports
  • Send email or text alerts for high and low conditions for every parameter. Send multiple alerts for the same parameter
  • Monitors both indoor and outdoor conditions
  • Includes handy timeline for tracking alert history
  • Supports IFTTT, Amazon Alexa and Google Home
  • API for Programmers
  • Share feature for friends and family. Embedded share feature for website owners
  • Learn more about the Ambient Weather Network Features

  • The most popular personal weather station (PWS) hosting service in the world
  • Free 'cloud based' service
  • Real-time Streaming Updates
  • Weather Station Google Mapping
  • Historical data archiving (daily, monthly, yearly and custom)
  • WeatherCam integration with time lapse video and daily archiving (weathercams sold separately)
  • Graphs and tabular data
  • Comma Separated File (csv) export
  • XML Feeds

Weather Specifications


Temperature Range: 14 to 140 °F

Temperature Accuracy: ± 2 °F

Temperature Resolution: 0.1 °F

Humidity Range: 10 to 99%

Humidity Accuracy: ± 5%

Humidity Resolution: 1 %


Temperature Sensor Range: -40 to 149 °F

Temperature Accuracy: ± 2 °F

Temperature Resolution: 0.1 °F

Humidity Range: 10 to 99%

Humidity Accuracy: ± 5%

Humidity Resolution: 1 %

Barometric Pressure

Barometric Pressure Range: 8.85 to 32.50 inHg

Barometric Pressure Accuracy: ± 0.08 inHg (within range of 27.13 to 32.50 inHg)

Barometric Pressure Resolution: 0.01 inHg

Solar Radiation

(Light) Range: 0 to 300,000 Lux / 0 to 27870.91 FC (Foot Candles)

Accuracy: ± 15%

Resolution: 1 Lux

Solar Irradiance

(Light) Range: 0 to 2367.798W/M2

Accuracy: ± 15%

Resolution: 0.001W/M2


UV Range: 0 to 15

UV Accuracy: ± 1

UV Resolution: 1


Rain Range: 0 to 236 in.

Rain Accuracy: ± 5%

Rain Resolution: 0.004 in


Wind Direction Range: 0 - 360°

Wind Direction Accuracy: ± 5°

Wind Direction Resolution:

Wind Speed Range: 0 to 89 mph (operational)

Wind Speed Accuracy: < 22 mph, +/- 1 mph, ≥ 22 mph, +/-5%

Wind Speed Resolution: 0.1 mph

Wind Speed Calculation: Average wind speed in 4.9 second update period

Wind Gust Calculation: Peak wind speed in 4.9 second update period

Other Specifications


Base station: Input 5V DC; 6.5' 110-240V 50-60 Hz wall charger included, Power Consumption: 0.5 Watts

Indoor Remote sensor: 2 x AA batteries (not included)

Outdoor sensor array: 2 x AA batteries (Ultimate Lithium Energizer recommended, alkaline OK)

Rain Gauge: 1 x AA battery (Ultimate Lithium Energizer recommended, alkaline OK)


Display Tablet Frame Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.75" x 5.75" x 0.75"

Display Tablet LCD Dimensions (LxW): 6.25" x 3.5"

Display resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Sensor Array, appx. (HxLxW): 12" x 12" x 3.5"

Indoor thermometer-hygrometer-barometer (HxLxW): 4.75" x 1.5" x 0.6"

Rain Gauge funnel: 7-1/8"

Rain Gauge (HxW): 6-1/8" x 7-3/8"


WiFi Specifications 802.11b/g/n

Line of sight WiFi RF transmission (in open air): 80 feet

WiFi Display Tablet RF Frequency: 2.4 GHz

Visit our support page for FAQ and more.

Introducing the WS-5000 Personal Weather Station

The Ambient Weather WS 5000 Ultrasonic Smart Weather Station offers professional and precise weather monitoring for both home and industrial use.

WS-5000 accessories

Expand the capabilities of your WS-5000 Personal Weather Station with these accessories.

Ambient Weather WS-5000 | Calibration and Settings (Tutorial)

In this video, Ambient Weather's tech support team will guide you on how to calibrate and set up your weather station including setting your date and time, units of measurement, and calibrating your barometric pressure.

HOW TO: Reset Your WS-5000 Array

How to reset your outdoor array for the WS-2000 weather station.

HOW TO: Connect Your WS-5000 to WiFi

In this video, we share with you how to connect your WS-5000 to WiFi.

WS-5000 & WS-2000 Connecting Sensors To The Console

WS-5000 & WS-2000 Calibrate Through Your Console

WS-5000 Mounting On Pole