ZDR Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

The tipping rain gauge is a standard instrument used for monitoring rainfall data in various industries. It can be used for traceability analysis of various applications.


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.