raingauge inacuracy

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raingauge inacuracy

Post by bricka » 16 Nov 2014, 12:34

I have used the rain gauge for several months
it is acurate by comparison to a proper non electronic rain gauge most of the time
But when we had heavy rains like the ones we have in the cevennes in south of France in autumn the amount of water recorded is much less than the real amount (up to 2/3 of the real thing)
I would like to know if other users have had the same problem
I think that the bowl is not deep enough and that part of the water splashes out on heavy rain and the buckets fill up too quickly
I am a little bit frustrated to have a system which is not reliable
Your advice is welcome

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