The instrument used to measure wind direction is called _____.

The instrument used to measure wind direction is called Anemometer.

Anemometer is used to measure the speed and direction of the wind. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos indicating wind which was first described by Leon Battista Alberti who was an Italian artist and an architect in the year 1450. He handled a mechanical anemometer which was placed perpendicular to the wind direction such that the wind velocity as indicated by the angle of inclination of the disc.

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