AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) Inaccurate Wind Direction


If your AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) High Definition Display or My AcuRite® account is displaying the incorrect wind direction, please review the suggestions below.


First, please ensure that the sensor is mounted in the correct orientation. If you are located in the Northern Hemisphere, the center solar panel should be facing South to receive optimal sunlight. 

NOTE: If you are located in the Southern Hemisphere, please refer to the following article instead.

Using the AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) Weather Station in the Southern Hemisphere


If you have confirmed that your sensor is mounted correctly, the wind direction calibration button could have accidentally been bumped during battery installation or other maintenance and will need to be reprogramed. The following steps can be used to manually reprogram the wind direction.


Correcting The Wind Direction

Perform the following steps to adjust the wind vane orientation:

  1. In the battery compartment of the outdoor device, locate the calibration button. Press and hold the calibration button until the red LED begins flashing rapidly.
  2. Point the small end of the wind vane to the north. You may need a compass to find the proper north orientation. 
  3. While holding the vane facing North, press and hold the calibration button in the battery compartment again until the LED stops flashing rapidly. Wind direction information will now use the new orientation.

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