The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 33- Orford (Tas)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Orford 92027

Opened: 1951

Daily Temperature data from: 1968

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cape Bruny, Grove, Hobart, Launceston.

Location: Co-ordinates   -42.5519 147.8753

Orford map

About 80km north-east of Hobart.

2018 BOM Site Plan:

Orford plan2018

2019 satellite image:

Orford aerial

Street view:

Orford street

From the other way:

Orford street2

The station is between a bitumen road and a bitumen carpark, 20 metres from buildings, and on a sloping site- a fair bit more than a “slight fall”.

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


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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 33- Orford (Tas)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Bingo yet again Ken ! Excellent “BOMb spotting”.
    In fact I think that ‘BOMb Spotting ” will become a new national sport. And you are the sport’s founder !

    I just used Chrome and pasted in your coordinates and up pooped a lovely aerial shot of the site. Clearly not compliant !

    here is the link for other folk looking at this :,147.8753,23.66624866a,251.36590917d,35y,0h,0t,0r

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