Barometric Pressure Incorrect

Evening all from Rangiora,
I’ve had my station for some time (Kickstarter) and have this running alongside a 16 year old Davis 6163.

Touch wood I’m fortuate to not have had any issues, apart from the Barometric Pressure.
I could never get this to ‘calibrate’ to match the other 2 Tempest’s in my area, not my Davis.
I had to manually alter the Elevation to 525m above sea level and setting was correct.
But I reset the Location and didn’t realise I can’t edit the Elevation anymore - so my reading is now incorrect.
Should be 997.8 (as at 2148 NZST on 20/11) but is reading 943.5!
Checked the other 2 stations in my town and they match (almost) my Davis.
How I can I sort this?

I need to have this accurate as relocating this station to another part of NZ @ Xmas and want to know this is solvable for my unit.

Thanks in advance,
Paul

PS: Would like to get another Tempest for a family member but have noticed now for sometime I’m not able to for NZ. Any reason why?

Hi Paul,

There is a bug in the app regarding the elevation settings. For now use the webpage for this via https://tempestwx.com (logins identical to app). This should be fixed next release.
You should not fiddle with hight to get an accurate pressure reading in normal cases. The system does a calibration about once a day but if you don’t stop changing the values it can’t be accurate since it takes that in account. Let it run with real levels for a few days. If it doesn’t come close to your pressure open a support ticket to have this seen into.

You’ll get a mail regarding international orders.

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Thanks Eric - 24 hours later has come right - and bang on. Cheers. Paul

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