The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 28- Melbourne (Vic)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Melbourne (Olympic Park) 86338

Opened: 2013

Daily Temperature data from: 2013 (ACORN data from 1910)

Data (from old site 86071) used to adjust Acorn sites at: Laverton, Sale, Wilsons Promontory

Location:  Co-ordinates  -37.825558 144.981565

Melbourne map

About 2km south-east of Melbourne city centre.

2019 BOM Site Plan:

Melbourne plan

2019 satellite image:

Melbourne aerial

This site was opened in June 2013 as an improvement on the old Regional Office site on the corner of La Trobe and Victoria Streets in the inner city.  The next image shows the location move:

Melbourne oldnnew

While it is certainly an improvement being further from the inner city, the station is too close to large areas of carpark and roads.  There are several other open spaces in parkland nearby that could have been used.

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


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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 28- Melbourne (Vic)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Yes Ken, agree completely. This is in the middle of a UHI effected major city. It should not be part of the ACORN network or contribute to the ACORN network, It’s just measuring the impact of people on the temperature.

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