Cloud Storm Glass

Predict the weather with this attractive cloud-shaped storm glass.

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Will it be stormy, cloudy or fine? Predict the weather with crystal growth in this attractive and unique cloud storm glass. 

Once used by seafarers to predict oncoming storms, this cloud-shaped storm glass responds to atmospheric fluctuations to forecast the weather. 

Crafted from high quality glass and sitting atop a sandy Beachwood base, this modern take on a historical marvel will compliment any home or office decor, adding a touch of seafaring charm to your living or work space.

Age: 12+ (this is not a toy it is made from glass)

What you get

Cloud Storm Glass by Heebie Jeebies. Dimensions: 13x 10.5 x 4 cms. Glass/Beechwood.

How does it work?

A storm glass works on the principle that temperature and pressure affect solubility, sometimes resulting in clear liquid; other times causing precipitants to form. The liquid within the glass is a mixture of several chemicals including, distilled water, ethanol, potassium nitrate, ammonium chloride, and camphor. The exact method by which the storm glass works is not fully understood. Explanations include changes in barometric pressure, changes in temperature, and the effects of electricity across the glass. Nevertheless, the crystals in a storm glass are constantly evolving, and they are said to indicate the following weather conditions:

Clear liquid: Bright and clear weather
Cloudy liquid: Cloudy, possible thunderstorms & rain
Small dots in the 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


  • Properties of liquids and precipitates
  • Crystal formation
  • Weather forecasting
  • Barometers
  • History of weather forecasting and seafaring

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.


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Length (cm) 18
Width (cm) 8
Height (cm) 20
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