Definition of rain gauge in English:

rain gauge


  • A device for collecting and measuring the amount of rain which falls.

    • ‘In Clermont, torrential rain began on the evening of Wednesday 27 December, and though the rain gauge overflowed, some 460 mm fell.’
    • ‘Finally, if rainfall occurs during the growing season, make sure you have a rain gauge near your field to know how much moisture you received.’
    • ‘At the weather station Alexander discovered that the data line from the rain gauge had been cut yet again - the third time in a year, the second time in four days.’
    • ‘Of course by the next morning the ground was completely dry and parched; the rain gauge showed the fall amounted to 1mm.’
    • ‘The lake acts somewhat like a huge rain gauge, so that lake level is a proxy for precipitation.’
    • ‘Last month his rain gauge measured a mere 33 ml, compared with the August average of about 180 ml.’
    • ‘Students recorded the day's temperature, checked the rain gauge, and measured the positions of the sun and moon in the sky overhead.’
    • ‘Precipitation was registered at the study site with a standard rain gauge.’
    • ‘Use a rain gauge as shown to measure the amount of water actually applied, and test for adequate soil moisture by pushing a screwdriver through the sod.’
    • ‘A Met Office spokesman said its rain gauge in Huddersfield had recorded 35 mm of rainfall - the equivalent of two weeks' rainfall in two hours.’