It’s not just in Tassie that weather stations don’t stand up to the weather. I made the same suggestion 16 Feb.
POSTSCRIPT: after 3 years our expensive weather station was thrown out as it had completely failed. The solar panel had disintegrated, the stainless steel screws were corroded, and the electrical wires were breaking. The plastic components were brittle and breaking apart. Only one component worked, and that was the wind vane, but the information was not being passed on to the indoor station, so it was in effect useless too. JUNK!