Chrome barometer low profile for recessed fitting into bulkhead. Heavy cast brass instrument case, quality chroming fitted with rubber sealing ring making it suitable for marine applications. The recessed fitting (10mm required) allows the instrument to sit low in the bulkhead so that it does not protrude more than 30mm. The hinged door design allows easy access to the instrument for any adjustments, without removal of the instrument from the bulkhead. Three chrome screws are supplied for fitting. Matching clock available. Stunning barometer for boat or home. Barometer and Clock can be mounted on solid ash plinth if required.
Barometers read the pressure of the immediate location where placed. It will advise you of what weather to expect in the next 12 – 24 hours
How to ready your barometer: The gold pointer in the glass should be turned so that it rests directly above the black barometer pointer. The gold pointer acts as a marker enabling you to remember today’s pressure when you next look at your barometer. You can thus see whether the pressure is rising or falling and how significant a rise or fall in pressure has occurred. A rapid increase in pressure indicates a short period of good weather and a fast decrease indicates storms and strong winds approaching.
A slow, constant increase in pressure indicates a period of settled, dry, sunny weather, whereas a steady decrease indicates persistent bad weather.
If the pressure falls considerably below 1000 millibars, you can expect storms and strong winds.
Historically sailors would read and log the Barometer pressure reading on an hourly basis.