Rain Gauge Mystery Solved!

Today I remembered to take a look at my rain gauge to see what the problem was with it not reporting any rain. Well it came to no surprise to me that the cause was non other than one rather fat arachnid!

The rain gauge has a rather nice housing that for the humble spider would be like the Ritz Hotel for free! so it was only logical that it would take up residence! Although it’s now too clear in the top image but there was web spun all around the pivot that measures the amount of water being dropped onto it preventing it from moving. So a good does of surface spray and it should be good for a while longer…

Oh ignore the 8.0 mm of rain recorded for today!

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