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Storm Glass 28cm

$39.00 NZD

The storm glass was popularised by Admiral Robert Fitzroy after his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle.


How the Storm Glass works is still a mystery, but it is believed that electromagnetic changes in weather patterns activate the crystals inside (sealed glass chamber fill with crystals when air pressure decreases). 


This is a gorgeous decorative gift idea for the adult who has everything or someone who finds meteorology fascinating. 


How to read:

Clear Liquid: Bright and clear weather

Cloudy Liquid, sometimes with small stars and crystals at the top: Cloudy weather and often predicts thunderstorms and rain.

Small Stars in Liquid: Humid or foggy weather

Large Flaky Crystals: Cloudy skies, snow in winter

Threads of Crystals At The Top: Windy Weather

Crystals At The Bottom: Frost may be coming


  • Hand blown storm glass
  • Care and use: always keep on a flat surface and avoid shaking
  • Because temperature changes contribute to the process, it can be inefficient in air-conditioned buildings.
  • This is not a toy and should be kept away from children


This Storm Glass is also available for purchase in store at Space Place.