Prestige Chrome Barometer hand-built to order in Cornwall, England. Beautiful hand-crafted English Oak Mount which is lacquered for protection. Marine quality Prestige Barometer. Classical design. Heavy, solid, cast brass with a stunning chrome finish. Hinged door design allows easy access to instrument movement for adjustments. The Barometer case is lacquered and varnished to protect in a marine environment. Suitable for home or boat. Matching clock and Tidal Clock available.
Barometers make useful gifts for anyone involved in outdoor activities or involved with animal care: farmers, equestrian, golfers, gardeners, walkers and of course sailors!
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 chrome pointer in the glass should be turned so that it rests directly above the black barometer pointer. The chrome 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.