The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 37- Cape Byron (NSW)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Cape Byron 58216

Opened: 1994

Daily Temperature data from: 2002

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Yamba.

Location: Co-ordinates   -28.6399 153.6358

CapeByron map

The most easterly point on the Australian mainland, Cape Byron is about 150km south-east of Brisbane.

2019 BOM Site Plan:

CapeByron plan

2019 satellite image:

CapeByron aerial

View from the carpark:

CapeByron street

The screen is very close to buildings, paths, fences, and large areas of bitumen carpark (and close to the radiators of parked cars that have just made the steep climb).

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


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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 37- Cape Byron (NSW)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Ken I have been to the Cape at Byron Bay just once. It was in August 1990 when we went on holiday away from a cold Victorian Winter.

    Byron bay is a major tourist destination & so is the cape.

    In 1990 the Cape & the light house area was crowded with people & cars because it is an excellent spot to watch the wales swimming along the coast off shore – which happens during May through to September..

    On the August day we went in 1990 there were about 200 people there waiting and watching for the wales. And there was a constant stream of cars & people coming & going.

    And in the 29 years since I think that stream of people & cars can have only increased.

    So there is a major interference with the natural temperature rang at this site.

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