The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 24- Castlemaine Prison (Vic)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Another prison!

Station:  Castlemaine Prison  88110

Opened: 1966

Daily Temperature data from: 1966

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Laverton

Location: Co-ordinates    -37.0809 144.2392

Castlemaine map

About 120km north-north-west of Melbourne.

2009 BOM Site Plan:

Castlemaine plan

2019 satellite view:

Castlemaine aerial

In a prison yard, surrounded by a 6 metre wall, extensive bitumen and gravel, and large prison buildings.  The satellite photo shows a new wall about 6 metres away to the south.  The large pale partly transparent object to the west could be shade cloth (?).  In any case the site has had changes in the past 10 years.

This station is not compliant.  Temperatures are reported at Latest Weather Observations, and contribute to Acorn adjustments, but are not reliable.


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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 24- Castlemaine Prison (Vic)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Why is this BOM weather station there at Castlemaine ?

    Sure the jail could have one for it’s own purposes. But given that it provides fake data, wy include it in the BOM list at all.

    There are plenty of other nearby more suitable sites.

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