A tipping bucket rain gauge is one of the most traditional tools used for weather station applications. These rain gauges include a rain-collecting funnel, two carefully calibrated “buckets” mounted on a fulcrum, and an electronic switch.
It has several components that allow it to accurately measure rainfall. As rain falls, it lands in the funnel of the tipping bucket rain gauge. The top bucket is held in place by a magnet until it has filled to the calibrated amount.