The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 42- Mangrove Mountain (NSW)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Mangrove Mountain 61375

Opened: 1994

Daily Temperature data from: 1994

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Sydney, Williamtown.

Location: Co-ordinates   -33.2894 151.2107

MangroveMtn map

About 40km north of Sydney.

2017 BOM Site Plan:

MangroveMtn plan2017

2019 satellite image:

MangroveMtn aerial

Here’s another station with an overgrown enclosure just two years ago- grass and scrub to one metre high (almost to the height of the screen)- and surrounded by scrub to 3 metres and trees to 8 metres.  It may have been tidied up since then, but the removal of offending scrub and trees would also introduce an artificial change to the site.

This station is not compliant, but temperatures are reported at Latest Weather Observations.    Unreliable temperatures from here are also used to adjust data at Acorn sites.

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 42- Mangrove Mountain (NSW)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Thanks again Ken !
    I looked at this via Google Earth : https://earth.google.com/web/@-33.28940001,151.2107,301.63214977a,180.36205204d,35y,0h,0t,0r
    It looks cleaned up in there. But there is no date on Google earth’s aerial view that i can see.

    And here’s a question : Does BOM have local contractors who go and mow the grass around sites or trim trees growing near to the weather station equipment ?

    • kenskingdom Says:

      That image is 2019 on mine. I know Telstra and Ergon have contractors to mow/spray around towers and substations etc, dunno about BOM. Doesn’t seem like it from some of the views and plans.

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    By the way Ken Mangrove Mountain looks to be a major fruit growing area. Lots of lines of trees in the Google Earth. That must mean irrigated areas very close by with trees pumping out moisture into the air and affecting the temperatures recorded.

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