Story: Weather forecasting

Stevenson screen

Stevenson screen

The Stevenson screen was designed in 1864 by Thomas Stevenson, a Scottish civil engineer and father of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson. It has been widely used throughout New Zealand. The screen shields instruments from rain and direct sunlight, which could interfere with weather readings.

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How to cite this page:

Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather forecasting - Using climate data', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7593/stevenson-screen (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jun 2016