The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 39- Murwillumbah (NSW)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Lismore Airport 58158

Opened: 1972

Daily Temperature data from: 1972

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Amberley.

Location: Co-ordinates   -28.3395 153.3809

Murwillimbah map

About 100km south-east of Brisbane.

2019 BOM Site Plan:

Murwillimbah plan2019

2019 satellite image:

Murwillimbah aerial

 Road view:

Murwillimbah street

The station is at a water treatment plant, beside a wide, well used gravel track and bare ground, and close to water treatment ponds.  The 2019 satellite image shows the pond empty, dried up, and excavated.  The surroundings are subject to change.

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


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11 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 39- Murwillumbah (NSW)”

  1. Murray Says:

    Ken, excellent review of 40 stations so far. (one didn’t get a number).

    Have you looked at any of the Acorn stations as yet? The assumption is that they might be closer to compliant, however on BOM past performance probably not.

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    You have looked at 36 ACORN sites so far ? And 8 of them are non compliant with BOM’s guidelines ! Wow !
    How many ACORN weather station sites are there Ken ?

  3. Bill in Oz Says:

    So the Lismore Airport 58158 site is actually at a sewerage treatment plant ?
    What happened to the airport ?
    And does the sewerage treament plant operation affect the temperatures recorded by the BOM’s equipment here ?

    • kenskingdom Says:

      I’ve got Lismore down for a *possibly* later- there are growing tree plantations, and long grass looks to be slashed periodically, plus a little gravel driveway.

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