I am looking into a project whereby I make/design my own weather station/system (most likely piecing parts together - and writing the backend code). This has been an on/off again project but I always get bogged down trying to figure out the calculation of the various rates that I could present eg. rainfall, wind speed and wind gusts etc.

I have tried google to no end as I always find a different method, but I really want something that is compatible to the BOM measurement system.

So for example, in terms of the rainfall rate what is the time period that is suitable for this calculation? As from what I would think this sample period will alter the rain rate accordingly.

Is there anyone that might be able to shed light on this subject and point me in the right direction please?

Edited by bbowen (05/02/2018 15:47)
Edit Reason: grammar issues