Posted by Weatherflow ● October, 2022

How to Get Smart Watering Tailored to Your Yard With the Tempest + Rachio Integration


WeatherFlow-Tempest has partnered with Rachio to create the most accurate weather-driven watering system on the market. WeatherFlow’s flagship Tempest Home Weather System now integrates with the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, providing precise weather observations and forecasts to inform watering schedules.  

Watering Tailored To Your Yard

An EPA-labeled WaterSense product, the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller allows homeowners to control and automate their outdoor water use with intuitive Weather Intelligence™ scheduling. Through Rachio’s top-rated app, smart schedules provide lawns, gardens, and other vegetation with the right amount of water at the right time. 

Rachio creates tailored smart schedules based on the specific needs of your yard, including plant type, soil type, sun exposure, and more, for custom and worry-free watering. Incorporating a Tempest into the Rachio-connected ecosystem further increases weather accuracy through an AI-enhanced forecast network while advancing the company’s mission to enable everyone to “connect outside.”


The Tempest Weather System measures and reports the weather directly from your yard, making it the perfect companion for the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. Leveraging powerful machine learning and modeling capabilities, the Tempest Weather System provides the most precise weather data and forecasts available. A revolutionary design with no moving parts, nearly zero maintenance, and a rich API, Tempest is compatible with most smart home platforms and guarantees users energy and water savings. The integration with Rachio enables users to integrate their Tempest data to inform Rachio features like Rain Skip, Wind Skip, Freeze Skip, and more.


With the purchase of a Tempest system and Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, customers will get exclusive free access to the Tempest software integration in the Rachio app ($29 MSRP). Tempest is the only personal weather station that can directly integrate with a Rachio controller as the full weather source, providing observations and forecasts through the Tempest network.

To learn more about the native integration or how to leverage IFTTT, click here. If you own both products and would like to access the integration, please contact Tempest support.


tempest weather system outside next to Rachio sprinkler controller


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