Do I need a weather station?
No. But you also don’t need that Xbox. You don’t need that fancy watch, those LED-infused peripherals, that… whatever that is. There are very few things you ever need. So, the question is, can you afford one? Will knowing the comings and goings of the weather push your happiness needle further up than the £600 you’d spend on an Oregon Scientific WMR300 would push it down? If so, get that thing in your garden right now. If not, you can always go for Netatmo’s cheaper and very smart Weather Station for £130, which monitors conditions inside and out, and reports to a phone app.
Give it a decade and we’ll have th e infrast ructure and batt ery technology to make electric cars a no-brainer