RAINDROP STORM GLASS | WEATHER STATION
The storm glass was developed by Admiral Robert Fitzroy and used on his historic voyage with Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle.
The unique liquid inside the sealed Raindrop responds to changes in the weather, allowing the observer to forecast the possibility of storms, snow, wind, rain or clear skies. Although modern meteorology is far more accurate, these elegant glasses still hold aesthetic appeal.
Fitzroy spent years carefully documenting how the specific mixture inside the storm glass would respond to changes in the the weather:
- If the liquid in the glass is clear, the weather will be bright and clear.
- If the liquid is cloudy, the weather will be cloudy as well, perhaps with precipitation.
- If there are small dots in the liquid, humid or foggy weather can be expected.
- A cloudy glass with small stars indicates thunderstorms.
- If the liquid contains small stars on sunny winter days, then snow is coming.
- If there are large flakes throughout the liquid, it will be overcast in temperate seasons or snowy in the winter.
- If there are crystals at the bottom, this indicates frost.
- If there are threads near the top, it will be windy.
This Rain Drop Storm Glass makes a wonderful gift and a conversational room ornament.
- Great gift for science geeks
- Predict the weather by observing the changes in the size and shape of the liquid crystals
- Stylish and beautifully designed