Ambient Devices Umbrella tells you when it’s going to rain!

Ambient Devices a U.S. company has developed an umbrella that tells you when it’s going to rain besides keeping you dry when it is raining. If the forecast is for rain in the next 12 hours, the umbrella’s handle lights up. Soft, intermittent pulses mean you can expect light rain while a very rapid, intense pattern signals thunderstorms ahead. The umbrella with a built-in radio receiver in its handle receives weather data for 150 U.S. locations from forecasting site via a proprietary wireless network.

You can put this umbrella by the door, in an umbrella stand, and on your way out it’ll be telling you if this is the day when you are going to need an umbrella. The Ambient Devices battery operated umbrella requires activation via a customer service phone line, goes on sale this week in the United States for about $140.