YOUNG Tipping Bucket Rain Gauges

The YOUNG tipping bucket rain gauge uses a proven tipping bucket mechanism for simple and effective rainfall measurement.


  • Uses a proven tipping bucket mechanism
  • Bucket geometry & material are specially selected for maximum water release
  • Optional bird ring assembly to prevent interference
Starting At $516.00
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The RM Young tipping-bucket rain gauges use an established tipping bucket mechanism for effective rainfall measurement. The bucket geometry and material of this rain gauge are specially selected for maximum water release, thereby reducing contamination and errors. A catchment area of 200cm2 and measurement resolution of 0.1mm meet the recommendations of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Extensive use of molded thermoplastic components ensures maximum performance and value. Leveling screws and bullseye level are built-in for easy and precise adjustment in the field. Measured precipitation is discharged through a collection tube for verification of total rainfall. Model 52203 is an unheated model for use in moderate climates. For colder climates, model 52202 uses a heating element to prevent freezing. A bird ring option is also available to prevent birds from clogging up the rain gauge.
  • Size: 18 cm dia. x 30 cm high, (39 cm high with mounting base)
  • Catchment Area: 200 cm2
  • Resolution: 0.1 mm per tip
  • Accuracy: 2% up to 25 mm/hr; 3% up to 50 mm/hr
  • Output: Magnetic reed switch (N.O.), rating 24VAC/DC 500mA
  • Mounting: Clamp for 1" (1.34" dia.) iron pipe or 3 bolts on 160mm dia. circle
  • Other: Leveling adjustment, thermostatic control for heater, intake screen
  • (1) Tipping-bucket rain gauge
  • (1) Clamp for 1" (1.34" dia.) pipe
Questions & Answers
If I am worried about birds, is there any way I can prevent them from landing on the rain gauge?
The RM Young bird ring assembly (part# 52250) is a common accessory and will not affect rainfall measurements. This prevents bird interference and can be found under the Accessories tab.
What is a good location for the tipping bucket rain gauge?
Precipitation measurement is greatly affected by the location of the rain gauge. Select a location that is naturally protected from gusts and crosswinds. Avoid a site prone to contamination from debris such as falling leaves, dirt, etc.
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