The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 62- Thredbo Village (NSW)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Thredbo Village 71041

Opened: 1969

Daily Temperature data from: 1969

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at:  —

Location: Co-ordinates  -36.5031 148.3038

Thredbo map

About 390km south-west of Sydney and 330km north-east of Melbourne.

2019 Google satellite image:

Thredbo aerial

BOM site plan 2019:

Thredbo plan

Google street view 2017 (Photo Alan Yong):

Thredbo street

Very close to a metal shed, very close to snowmobile parking, close to chairlift machinery.

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

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6 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 62- Thredbo Village (NSW)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Thredbo as described by Wikipedia : “The town has around 4,150 beds, but a permanent population of only about 471 people.[1] When the mountain is fully covered by snow, Thredbo has the longest ski runs in Australia, and this attracts around 700,000 winter visitors annually.[2] In summer, Thredbo is a hiking and summer sport destination, including rock climbing and abseiling, fishing, cross-country cycling and downhill MTB riding and hosts a blues music festival, boasting approximately 300,000 summer visitors ”

    Ummmmm ?With over 4000 beds, it’s bigger than a village. And there must inevitably be a huge amount of heat generated by all those people with their cars, heated cabins & apartments, vehicles, snow machinery etc etc..

    In other towns & cities this impact is called “Urban Heat Island Effect”..

    And it mostly takes place in Winter when there’s snow. All those folks want to ‘warm’ Threbdo up and rush down there whenever it snows. Like this Winter !

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    Ken, the BOM has now hidden the Warra weather station temperature web link. When I looked this morning again on the BOM’s Climate Data web site, to look over the temp records, the station was not listed.

    I only found it again by going through my web history.
    Here is the link for you : http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/ncc/cdio/weatherData/av?p_nccObsCode=122&p_display_type=dailyDataFile&p_startYear=&p_c=&p_stn_num=097024

  3. kenskingdom Says:

    I downloaded the site info metadata so that’s all I need, except starting dates.

  4. Bill in Oz Says:

    ‘CDO” – What does that mean ?

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