The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 31- Lake Leake (Tas)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Lake Leake 92019

Opened: 1890

Daily Temperature data from: 1989 (not a misprint)

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Larapuna, Launceston.

Location: Co-ordinates   -42.0067 147.7975

LakeLeake map

About 100km north of Hobart.

2016 BOM Site Plan:

LakeLeake plan

2019 satellite image:

LakeLeake aerial

2007 road view:

LakeLeake street

The station is on the earth and rock dam wall beside the gravel track.  The dam wall falls steeply to the north-west, and to the east to the water.  The water level rises and falls.  When high, the water has a greater moderating effect on temperatures in the screen.  When low, more bare earth and rock of the dam wall is exposed.  Thus the immediate surroundings of the screen frequently change, and it is not representative of the surrounding area.

This station is not compliant.  Temperatures are reported at Latest Weather Observations.  and used to adjust temperatures at Acorn sites.


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7 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 31- Lake Leake (Tas)”

  1. John in Oz Says:


    You are a busy boy given the speed you are posting info on these atrociously sited stations.

    It would be interesting to be fly on the wall in the BOM to hear their discussions on your observations and how they justify their work.

    No doubt they have some algorithms and ‘expert opinions’ to back up their use of these sites.

    Thanks for your work.

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    Any SA sites that need a closer look Ken ?

    The BOM’s own guidelines are just common sense.Not rocket science ! So why is it that the BOM is unable so often to locate it’s weather stations is locations which meet their guidelines.

    I too would love to be a fly on the wall in BOM !

    PS John, if you have Facebook tale a look at

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