Weather station fault – update

A check of the rain gauge this morning revealed that a spider had made its home in the gauge’s mechanism, obstructing the water flow and causing the decidedly odd rainfall measurements for yesterday and early today.  The squatter has been re-homed and the gauge is working properly again, but I reckon that the rainfall total for yesterday and today will be down by something like 5mm as a result of this little mishap.

Meanwhile, a sharp tap with a screwdriver seems to have resolved the problem with the transmitter. I’ll replace it anyway as soon as the part arrives, but at the moment it’s all systems go.