The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 45- Newcastle (Nobbys) (NSW)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Newcastle (Nobbys) 61055

Opened: 1862

Daily Temperature data from: 1957

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Sydney, Williamtown.

Location: Co-ordinates   -32.9184 151.7985

Newcastle Nobbys map

About 100km north of Sydney.

2017 BOM Site Plan:

Newcastle Nobbys plan

2019 satellite image:

Newcastle Nobbys aerial

But the screen has moved at least three times, from very close to the cliff edge to the present position.

1999 BOM site plan:

Newcastle Nobbys plan99

2001 site plan:

Newcastle Nobbys plan0107

The screen moved to the present location between 2007 and 2010.

The screen is close to a concrete path, a solid brick wall, pavement, and has moved from a more exposed to a less exposed position.

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


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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 45- Newcastle (Nobbys) (NSW)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    It is close to the sea Ken. Maybe the BOM in this instance thinks that the overwhelming effect of the sea will counteract all the other flaws ?

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