Updated May 12, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

The 10 Best Rain Gauges

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in May of 2018. When you grow your own plants and vegetables or take pride in your lawn, a rain gauge can be a useful tool to help you figure out when it's time to water your garden or flowerbed. Our list includes both digital and analog options, ranked by accuracy, durability, and price, and some of them are even wireless, so you can see the readings from indoors. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best rain gauge on Amazon.

10. Outwest Trading Professional

9. AcuRite Wireless

8. Luster Leaf

7. La Crosse Weather Station

6. World's Coolest Floating

5. Taylor 2-in-1

4. Headwind Jumbo

3. Stratus Precision

2. La Crosse Waterfall

1. AcuRite Easy-Read


Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on May 12, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.


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