I live near a large lake so online weather and weather underground stations tend to be very inaccurate for my house.
I am looking for a simple and INEXPENSIVE way to remotely monitor my outside temp and humidity levels. Ideally I’d like to spend less than $50 USD. I’m not looking to install a full blown weather station that reports to weather underground or anything extravagant. I have a large porch that wraps around the front of the house so I think indoor sensors will be adequately protected.
I can find sensors that report temp and humidity such as the monoprice PIR multisensor. My concern is that this is an indoor multi-sensor and that temp and humidity reported may not be accurate. I know that my Visonic door sensors that report temp seem to be terrible with respect to accuracy and update interval.
Also, I could see myself setting up a later project to run my solar pool heater (black tubing/fountain pump) based on pool temp, ambient, sunlight level etc…
Does anyone have any reccomendations for my best option that will update regularly with accurate information for less than $50? Setting up a pi or adruino project is not out of the question here although I’ve never touched those systems before (I have an engineering background with “some” coding skills).