Wind speed and direction measurements are essential in many industries and are often required by law. An anemometer measures wind speed and direction, providing vital data for meteorological research, aviation, maritime operations, and more. Anemometers are often known as wind sensors, wind speed sensors, and wind speed monitors and to satisfy such a broad customer base, Skyview supplies instruments that meet different specifications and budgets. Our technical experts will assess your requirements, taking into consideration factors such as the format of output data, i.e. RS-422 or 4...20mA, and accessibility for maintenance. Display units, software, and mounting equipment are also available to complete the package if necessary. For existing wind sensors Skyview offers a range of service and calibration options.

Working Across Various Sectors

Anemometers are essential instruments for accurately measuring wind speed and direction, playing a vital role across numerous sectors in the UK. From meteorology and renewable energy to aviation and construction, these devices ensure safety, optimise performance, and provide critical data for decision-making. Whether you're forecasting weather, planning crucial work, or optimising safety, anemometers deliver precise wind metrics that drive efficiency and innovation. Discover how our state-of-the-art anemometers can enhance your operations and provide the reliable wind data you need across diverse applications in the UK.

Featured Product - WR-3 Plus Hand-Held Wireless Wind Alarm

The WR-3 Plus Wireless Anemometer offers a trusted and stable wind measurement solution and displays live wind speed values in selectable measurement units (m/s, knots, MPH, km/hr). Users are able to set a wind speed warning limit based on local operation safety standards. An audible and visual alarm will be triggered when the limit has been reached. Each sensor has a unique wireless address that can connect to several displays to notify multiple on-site operators.

The WR-3 Plus captures and stores wind speed, temperature and air pressure measurements. While a 64MB built in memory and outstanding battery life supports up to 1 year of continuous data recording at 10s intervals. The large LCD backlit display boasts a user-friendly interface, clear live weather data along with hourly wind records and historical bar charts from the past 12 hours.

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1. What is an anemometer and how does it work?

An anemometer is a device used to measure wind speed and direction. It typically consists of sensors to detect wind speed and direction, and electronic components to convert this data into readable measurements. We offer various types of anemometers to suit different needs.

2. Why is measuring wind speed and direction important?

Measuring wind speed and direction is crucial for various industries such as meteorology, aviation, marine, construction, and renewable energy. It helps in weather forecasting, ensuring safety in aviation and marine navigation, optimising construction projects, and maximising the efficiency of wind turbines.

3. What types of anemometers do you offer?

We offer a wide range of anemometers including:

  • Ultrasonic Anemometers: Use sound waves to measure wind speed and direction, offering high accuracy and no moving parts.
  • Intrinsically Safe Anemometers: Designed for hazardous environments, preventing ignition of flammable gases or dust.
  • Industrial Anemometers: Built for rugged use in industrial settings, providing reliable data in challenging conditions.
  • Marine Anemometers: Specifically designed for use in marine environments, resistant to saltwater corrosion and harsh weather.

4. How accurate are your anemometers?

Our anemometers are designed to meet high standards of accuracy and reliability. Accuracy varies by model, if you have any specific accuracy requirements, please contact our team.

5. Can your anemometers be used in most weather conditions?

Yes, our anemometers are built to withstand harsh environments. We offer models that are resistant to sea water, heavy precipitation, and intrinsically safe, ensuring reliable performance in all conditions.