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ObservingConditionsRainRate Property

Rain rate at the observatory

Namespace:  ASCOM.DriverAccess
Assembly:  ASCOM.DriverAccess (in ASCOM.DriverAccess.dll) Version: 3c9121baba46811fe6e53a58a05935662261416d
public double RainRate { get; }

Property Value

Type: Double
Rain rate (mm / hour)


PropertyNotImplementedExceptionIf this property is not available.
NotConnectedExceptionIf the device is not connected.

Optional property, can throw a PropertyNotImplementedException

The units of this property are millimetres per hour. Client and driver authors can use the method ConvertUnits(Double, Units, Units) to convert these units to and from inches per hour.

This property can be interpreted as 0.0 = Dry any positive nonzero value = wet.

Rainfall intensity is classified according to the rate of precipitation:

  • Light rain — when the precipitation rate is < 2.5 mm (0.098 in) per hour
  • Moderate rain — when the precipitation rate is between 2.5 mm (0.098 in) - 7.6 mm (0.30 in) or 10 mm (0.39 in) per hour
  • Heavy rain — when the precipitation rate is > 7.6 mm (0.30 in) per hour, or between 10 mm (0.39 in) and 50 mm (2.0 in) per hour
  • Violent rain — when the precipitation rate is > 50 mm (2.0 in) per hour
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