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Kalyx Rain Gauge

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The Kalyx-RG is a cost-effective solution for meteorologists and weather enthusiasts or for project work on a budget, but still require scientific standard rain data.

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Product Description

The Kalyx rain gauge is based on the physical size of the traditional 5″ Met Office rain gauge with the added benefit of a unique and proven aerodynamic profile. The Kalyx-RG is a compact solution, an ideal rain measuring instrument for anyone who cares about the quality of their data, using a low-density plastic tipping bucket calibrated to 0.2mm resolution and manufactured from UV stabilised external materials.

Traditional cylinder-shaped rain gauges are inaccurate due to the effect of wind blowing over the orifice. The physical presence of the gauge causes air to accelerate, carrying rainfall away from the collecting vessel. The effect of this can be up to a 20% reduction in rainfall catch. The unique aerodynamic shape of the EML range of scientific standard rain gauges reduces this effect, ensuring a high level of confidence in the accuracy of our measurements.


• Hydrology catchment projects
• Urban meteorology
• Low-Cost Hydro-Met stations
• Garden, allotment or farmland monitoring
• Weather Hobbyist
• Flood warning systems

Additional information

Aluminium Baseplate

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Mast Mount Arm

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Cable length:

2M, 6M

• Compatible with Gill MetPak and MaxiMet sensors
• connectivity with Gill sensors
• Optimum Aerodynamic shape from extensive field research
• Self-emptying instrument
• No power needed
• Proven 5″ Met Office standard diameter funnel
• 0.2mm resolution

Tip sensitivity 0.2mm rain per tip
Output Contact closure (reed switch)
Typical Accuracy 98% at 20 mm/hr 96%+ at 50 mm/hr 95%+ at 120 mm/hr (above 120 mm/hr we recommend mathematical correction – contact CSL)
Rainfall Intensity Up to 1000 mm/hr (with mathematical correction – contact CSL)
Colour White
User Manuals
Download PDF Kalyx Rain Gauge – User Manual
Download PDF Kalyx Rain Gauge – Data Sheet

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