Instruments  and benefits of a  weather station

A weather station is a particular facility, site that has been set on either land or sea with unique instruments and types of equipment that measures weather patterns and records them for analysis. There are types of weather stations; they include a home station that is used in homes and offices, personal weather stations and professional stations that are more advanced and sophisticated in their functions and pieces of equipment. Among the instruments found in the station include a thermometer, a barometer, anemometer, a pyrometer and a rain gauge.

1.A thermometer

This is a unique device that is found in a weather station which is used to measure and indicate the temperature of an area.

Parts of a thermometer

Two main essential elements make up a thermometer. These are one the temperature sensor and the scale. The temperature sensor is also known as the bulb which is the mercury that is seen in the thermometer. The bulb part of this instrument has a unique sensor which records a change in case the environment changes. The function of the scale part of the thermometer is to offer numerical value of the recorded temperature change.

Types of thermometers used in weather stations:

  1. A) Mercury thermometer
  2. B) Resistance thermometers
  3. C) Bimetallic strip thermometers
  4. D) Constant volume thermometer

2The  Barometer

This instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure in a weather station. This device will measure the air pressure and help in the analysis of the pressure systems.

Types of barometers.

A)Mercury barometers

B)Aneroid barometers

The mercury barometer balances a column of the mercury part, and the height is measured accurately .at some point the gauge accuracy should be checked and increased. This is done fro ambient and the gravity value

the aneroid barometer is a portable instrument making it convenient to carry and move around with. This is because of its size. There is a flexible capsule in the wall of the barometer that usually deflects with the change of the atmospheric pressure. When this happens, there is a needle that indicates the change while the mercury is used to calibrate and check the barometer.


This is a weather station instrument that is used to measure and indicate the force, speed, and direction of the wind of an area.

Types of anemometers

A)Velocity anemometers which include the cup vane, hot wire, laser Doppler and ultraconic, Acoustic resonance anemometers

B)Pressure anemometers which include Plate, Tube, Pitot tube static anemometers

  1. The pyrometer

The type of instrument is a type of a special thermometer that is used in determining and measuring the temperature of the earth surface.

Types of pyrometers

A)Optical pyrometer:

B)Thermo-electric pyrometer


Benefits of wheather stations

Safety: when one has this facility, the upcoming weather can be predicted and be known in advance.In storms or floods are being expected one can arrange for personal and livestock safety beforehand. This action will save lives and reduce damages that will have been caused.

Home improvement plans: with the knowledge of coming dry seasons or summers, one can plan on activities like gardening, painting, repairs to their homes in advance before the in favorable weather is back.

Outdoor activities and events: with the ability of the station to almost correctly predict the certain weather patterns, one can plan for events and activities according to the weather, garden weddings, barbecues are good examples of such activities.

Accurate weather predictions: when an area depends on the general weather forecasts, there might be misinterpretation and wrong predictions of the weather expected in a zone. When an area its station with sophisticated instruments, its assured of correct weather predictions that will help in the planning of activities.

Agriculture: if a farmer has a weather station, the accurate weather predictions that will be carried out in the station will help in planning for agricultural activities for that period and the future.This helps in reducing of damages and losses that might incur if poor planning has been done due to wrong predictions.

With the above-summarized weather station instruments and its the facilities benefits, it’s without the doubt that is a facility that one should be willing to invest in be it for personal or professional purposes. With knowledge of the most relevant instruments, one will be able to know what to purchase when setting up.






Adverse Impacts of using  a massage chair

Many excellent compliments have been said and made in regards to a massage chair. Promotion of good health, achieving of a good sitting posture. Improvement of spinal injury among others but we cannot ignore the adverse effects that come as a result of the use of this particular chair for massages. These negative impacts include?

i)Effects on blood pressure and blood sugar

One of the main advantages of this particular chair is to lower high blood pressure among  patients. In case of one suffering from low blood pressure, it’s not advisable for one to use it. If the blood pressure goes lower than the expected levels, there are increased chances of suffering from a stroke which can be fatal in some cases. This is the same case with blood sugar, massage brings down the blood sugar, and if one is suffering from low blood sugar, then one has to be careful when using the chair for the effects of low blood sugar includes seizures and nerves system damages. Doctors consent should be sought if suffering from any of these two conditions.

Ii)Not suitable for blood clotting or coagulation patients.

A massage chair has different parts that target different parts of a body during a massage. The process of offering a massage involves vibrations that are caused by the chair parts. These vibrations may lead to bruising of the body muscles. As a result, they will become tender which will cause health concerns in a case of blood coagulation . If a person is suffering such a condition, a doctors consent to use the chair should be granted beforehand to avoid any complications.

Iii) Rigid seat functions

These types of chairs come in different varieties with a lot of mechanisms. If one purchases a particular seat which serves a specific demographic of people regarding weight then they are restricted to just that. If the chair is for a spa, salon then one will miss out on some clients because of their body weight. Some customers usually come in for many services, and if they are exempted from the massage chair because of their body weight,  they might walk out altogether. Overloading of the chair and ignoring its requirements will damage the seat, make it not function well and cause bruises and pain to a client. This will negatively affect the overall business of the spa and salon.

Iv) Electricity

A massage chair operates on electric power, the power required to make it function is quite substantial making the electricity bills going up. On the same case of working on electric power, there is the case of electromagnetism involved which might affect people with heart conditions and have pacemakers fitted. If such a person uses the chair, the pacemaker functions will have interfered cause a lot of concerns for it might be fatal. There is the case of suffering from electrical imbalances in someone’s body causing epilepsy seizures. The doctor should be consulted before using this chair.

  1. V) Fatigue, headaches, and pain

The process of massaging involves the use of pressure to relieve pain and tension in the body muscles. The deep massage may cause some pain and leave the muscles irritated. The pain lasted hours or sometimes days. There were cases of general fatigue has been observed after a massage session among different persons. Headaches have also been reported among the individuals who underwent a massage. Though it went away after within 24 hours, it caused discomfort and inconveniences among those who experienced it.

  1. vi) Infections and allergies.

Massages are meant to help the body to release toxins and enzymes that have accumulated in the body after a period. When this is done, the body is left vulnerable to infections. One is required to take a lot of water after the process to help in the flushing of toxins out of the body faster to prevent infections. Massage chair cradle where the headrests might have  a material that causes allergic reactions to different persons. One has to be careful to clean the cradle and to make sure that its made of suitable material that does not cause allergic reactions.

Despite the many good impacts of a massage chair that have been achieved in our world today, as mentioned above the adverse effects cannot be ignored but should be addressed and be known to everyone who uses or want to use this chair.