Rainfall day cycle (adjustable start/end time)

It would sure help when comparing WF rain data to my CoCoRaHS if the start/end of the day cycle could be set by the user. This would be especially helpful for those of us reporting local data to the Google forms data base since the form requires SKY rain data to be entered along with my CoCoRaHS data. Which day do I pick for the WF data? I usually pick the day before since that has the biggest overlap time but it still isn’t right.

1 Like

3 posts were split to a new topic: Lost votes, well not really

Hey guys, anyway of adding in the feature for daily rainfall till 9am? . For Australia, rainfall is typically measured for a 24-hour period ending 9am local time.

Would make it easier to compare totals with local met stations :slight_smile:


Maybe an option to choose daily rainfall time during setup?
Here in North America the CoCoRaHS reporting system uses 0700 as the preferred time. Everyday over 10k CoCoRaHS stations report precipitation data around 0700 local time.



That is when I report and I wish we could pick a time for the 24-hour report as well.

1 Like

Yes - I would also ask for the ability to set the time at which the “reporting day” finishes.
Also being in Australia, having a rainfall record for a day that is 9 hours out compared to all official reports, makes it a bit meaningless as far as any recognised reporting goes.


I would like to see an option to have rain
totals recordedd to 9am ,as well as 12am .

All current standards are till 9am at this point, it is impossible to compare rain totals against other stations as the all read till 9am and tempest reads 12am. The data can’t match.

Please add a software choice where owners can select either 24hr to 12am reset. OR 24 hr till 9am reset .


I merged your feature request to one which already existed and includes the ability to accomodate your specific request. This has the benefit of merging the votes to get WF’s attention sooner.

I live in Australia. Rain is measured from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. by the Bureau of Meteorology. Is there a plan to allow Tempest to be changed from a midnight to midnight collection period for those of us Down Under?


I merged your request with this one covering what you would like but also what others would like.
Cast your vote :wink:

Great to see this topic being discussed.

So when is this happening?

How do I get to the vote page?



There is a Vote button at the top of the topic.

I see thank you.

I wonder if this will ever get actioned. Great product. Very slow to get things done.

Yes please, this is vital for comparison as 9am is the standard or at least it is here in Australia. It shouldn’t;t be hard to make the totals a variable in software, just a few lines of code and a setting in the GUI.

1 Like