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Know Your Weather Conditions And Stay In Control

You spend plenty of time outdoors, so you know better than others that you can’t predict mother nature and the weather can turn at any moment.  Monitoring the weather properly however allows you to be prepared and safe. 

Kestrel Meters are the perfect addition to your backpack, giving you a pocket-sized meteorologist.

You can predict weather trends by measuring the Barometric Pressure and Dew Point.  Dangerous conditions for long term exposure can be monitored by analysing wind chill and heat stress index.

From the top of Mount Everest to both the North & South Poles, and pretty much every in between, Kestrel Meters have been used.  They are great for your next expedition to the top of the world or the national park just down the road.


It is amazing how many activities Kestrel meters have been used to keep people safe and in control:

  • Backpacking, Camping, Climbing, Hiking, Mountaineering & Expeditions
  • Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmaking, Avalanche Control, Search & Rescue
  • Sailing, Wind Surfing & Kiteboarding
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddling, Rowing, SUP
  • Aviation, Ultralights, Helicopters, Gliders, Hang Gliders, Paragliders, Ballooning, Drones, RC Aircraft.

When you’re in the snow, conditions can change suddenly, all Kestrel meters have built in temperature sensors that can be stuck straight into the snow pack.  When avalanche and search & rescue teams need to know the weather conditions certain models of Kestrel Meters can give measurements of density altitude and ground conditions helping for rescue helicopters to mount safe evacuations.

In and around the ocean, lakes and rivers the waterproof Kestrel meters come into their own, they can act as a handheld weather station for large and small craft.  The wind speed can be a vital factor in most water pursuits, and all Kestrel Anemometers have this as a base function.  With more advanced models measuring everything from humidity to air pressure that can be used to predict weather trends.


At Instrument Choice, our scientists can help you select the best Kestrel meter for your specific needs, call 1300 737 871 or check out the full range at


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