The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 36- Bankstown (NSW)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Bankstown Airport 66137

Opened: 1968

Daily Temperature data from: 1968

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Nowra, Point Perpendicular, Richmond NSW, Sydney.

Location: Co-ordinates   -33.9181 150.9864

BankstownAir map

2016 BOM Site Plan:

BankstownAir plan

2019 satellite image:

BankstownAir aerial

The screen is less than 10 metres from the large circular asphalt area under a wind sock, and less than 20 metres from tarmac turning areas and taxiways.  Bankstown is a busy secondary aerodrome with hundreds of aircraft movements each day.

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


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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 36- Bankstown (NSW)”

  1. John Westman Says:

    Good day Ken

    Good one from Bankstown!

    You may have noticed the markings on the tarmac of the circular arrows. Those arrows designate a run up area for aircraft-something that all aircraft do when preparing for take-off. When pilots run up the engines there is a blast of hot air from the engine straight at the temperature sensor.

    What a joke! More than wacky!


    John Westman

    3/5 Narrung Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

    02 6921 5905; 0432 827 254

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    Well done Ken.
    Your persistence is amazing.
    Have you thought of re looking at any of the 35 BOM weather station sites, to see if they have been changed since you started this investigation ?

    PS : Mt Barker has not changed at all !

  3. Graeme No.3 Says:

    and Bankstown is hardly the semi-rural suburb it was when the site was chosen to record weather.

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