Storm glass weather station shaped as a cloud
The cloud-shaped storm glass with beechwood base is a beautiful ornament and a modern interpretation of the chemical weather glass, also known as "FitzRoy's storm barometer". Nowadays it is more a charming curiosity than an exact weather station but in the 18th century, it was widely employed by sailors to predict the changes of weather conditions. It was especially promoted by Admiral Robert FitzRoy and used during his voyage as a meteorologist with Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle as a way to forecast oncoming storms. This historical device responds to atmospheric fluctuations. It works indoors and outdoors too. It is best placed on a desk, mantelpiece, shelf or a windowsill.
How to predict the weather
- Clear liquid: Bright and clear weather
- Cloudy liquid: Cloudy, possible precipitation, thunderstorms & rain
- Small dots in the liquid: Expect humid or foggy weather
- Large flaky crystals: Overcast, snow in winter
- Threads of crystals near the top: Windy weather.
- Crystals at the bottom: Indicates frost
Specifications for ISgift Cloud Weather Station
- Glass, base sustainably sourced beechwood
- Size 13 x 11.5 x 5 cm
- Keep out of the reach of children, this is not a toy.
- Contains Camphor 20.76/230G. Poison.
Age: Adult (to be used with an adult only)