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Fitzroy Storm Glass Teardrop


The storm glass was popularised by Admiral Robert Fitzroy after his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle, when the British Crown distributed these to the populace after a particularly violent storm season. Modern meteorology is far more accurate, but these elegant glasses still hold aesthetic appeal. The tear drop storm glass comes with an elegant stand,making it a wonderful gift.

Storm glasses are used as a type of barometer to predict the weather conditions. Crystals form in different types of weather:

  • If the liquid in the glass is clear, the weather will be bright and clear.
  • If the liquid is cloudy, the weather will be cloudy as well, perhaps with precipitation.
  • If there are small dots in the liquid, humid or foggy weather can be expected.
  • A cloudy glass with small stars indicates thunderstorms.
  • If the liquid contains small stars on sunny winter days, then snow is coming.
  • If there are large flakes throughout the liquid, it will be overcast in temperate seasons or snowy in the winter.
  • If there are crystals at the bottom, this indicates frost.
  • If there are threads near the top, it will be windy