The RGA raingauge benefits from the company’s extensive experience in
the manufacture and marketing of aerodynamic raingauges over a period of
20 years plus, also, the research and development expertise of Dr Ian
Strangeways, a renowned international expert in rainfall measurement
The RGA raingauge is the result of over 3 years
extensive fieldwork carried out by Dr Strangeways into determining the
optimum design of raingauge for accurate rainfall measurement in all
climatic conditions irrespective of wind speed and type of precipitation
e.g. drizzle or heavy, convective or tropical rain.
The unique design and aerodynamic shape of the
RGA raingauge increases measurement accuracy by capturing more rainfall
than traditionally shaped cylindrical gauges, minimising out-splash and
reducing rainfall losses caused by evaporation.
The funnel of the gauge is made from 2.5mm thick
powder coated aluminium while the base is manufactured in LM6 marine
The gauge can therefore be installed in extremely
A version with internal heaters is also available
for cold climate installations.
The gauge is compatible with all modern loggers
and event recorders including our own DT2 two channel data logger which
sits neatly inside the base of the raingauge.
Two reed switches are fitted as standard giving
the option of monitoring the gauge on an additional channel if required
or alternatively for use as a control output.