Vantage Pro 2 – Introduction

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The Davis Vantage Pro 2 (VP2) stations are a family of weather stations designed to professional standards, but still relatively affordable. There are several different VP2 models, which are all based around a common design, but with numerous options available as to sensor and console configuration.

The VP2 differs from the simpler Vue station in many aspects of design and specification, but the main distinction is that the VP2 models offer much more flexibility and expandability. Anyone looking for something more than a very basic weather station will almost certainly be able to find a suitable model in the VP2 range.


All Vantage Pro 2 complete stations consist of two main parts: the outside sensor assembly and one of two display consoles. The sensor assembly (often called the ‘ISS’) obviously sits outside in the weather, while the console is usually placed indoors where its display screen can easily be read to see the very latest weather readings.

(NB Mounting pole is not included as standard. Also, it’s simplest for illustration purposes to show the anemometer close by to the main part of the ISS, but these are actually two quite separate assemblies joined only by means of a long cable. In practice, more accurate readings will be obtained by mounting the anemometer up high but with the main body of the ISS much closer to ground level.)

In the VP2 range, there is a choice of a cabled or a wireless connection between ISS and console. These are two different model ranges – you need to specify a cabled or a wireless model. (NB You cannot interconvert between cabled and wireless.). The wireless models have a range of up to about 250m clear line of sight, while 30m cable is supplied with the cabled versions (which can be extended up to 300m). There is no cabled option with the 6313 WeatherLink Console, it only works with the wireless model. The only option for logging your data with a cabled station is the Davis Cabled Weather Envoy (6316CUK) Please note you will require a data logger as well, the list of compatible data loggers can be found here.

The main features of the VP2 range include:

  • Measures all of the following as standard: wind speed & direction; air temperature & humidity; pressure and rainfall;
  • Many other readings such as windchill temperature, rainfall rate, sunrise and sunset times are calculated by the console;
  • Sunshine and UV intensity sensors are options for all VP2 stations;
  • A wide range of other temperature, humidity, soil moisture etc sensors can be added to all wireless VP2 stations (but not cabled models);
  • The anemometer is separate from the main ISS sensor assembly, giving the key benefit that the anemometer can be mounted up high to measure maximum wind speeds, with other readings being measured more accurately closer to ground level;
  • Fan-aspirated shields are available as an option to improve temperature accuracy;
  • Large impressive touchscreen display on the console;
  • Easy installation with screw & U-bolt fixings (excluding pole) and fully detailed installation manuals included

WeatherLink Console

6313 Console
6313 Weatherlink Console

The latest addition to the Davis family, the 6313 WeatherLink Console revolutionizes the way you access, analyse, and understand your hyperlocal weather data. A display console and data logger rolled into one, the WeatherLink Console gives you instantaneous access to the information you need and the ability to do deep analysis, all from a single, convenient display with an intuitive and easy-to-understand touchscreen. From viewing current and historical data, creating graphs and setting alarms, calculating indexes and reviewing forecasts, the WeatherLink Console helps you keep track of conditions so you can make better decisions about your recreation, garden, home maintenance, and more.

The brilliant, HD touchscreen allows you to easily navigate and analyze your hyperlocal weather data or view the latest conditions from anywhere in the room. The dynamic dashboard can be customized to see at-a-glance up to 21 parameters – from temperature to wind to rain. You can set hundreds of alarms to get notified when conditions that matter to you change, such as when temperatures begin approaching a critical point for outdoor work or when wind speeds reach a certain level. With a full database of historical data stored right on the console, the console offers easy access to graphs of the last 24 hours of data, last month, or the previous year.

These are now included in bundles with the Vantage Pro 2 (and Vantage Vue), the 6252UK for the standard VP2 ISS, and 6262UK for the Plus model (UV & Solar).

For more information on the WeatherLink Console, head over to its dedicated page here.

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