The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 64- Mungindi (NSW)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Mungindi 52020

Opened: 1887

Daily Temperature data from: 1965

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at:  Moree, Walgett.

Location: Co-ordinates   -28.9786 148.9899

Mungindi map

On the Queensland- New South Wales border, about 590km north-west of Sydney, and 430km south-west of Brisbane.

BOM site plan 2016:

Mungindi plan2016

 

2019 Google satellite image:

Mungindi aerial

Google street view 2008:

Mungindi street

Tucked in behind a hedge ( 3 to 4 metres) and a 1.8m paling fence, and close to sheds and buildings, what hope does this station have of reporting reliable temperatures?

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

FAIL

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4 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 64- Mungindi (NSW)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Well spotted Ken ! Not much chance at all !

  2. siliggy Says:

    Just looking at the temperature value the BoM AWAP grids gave this compared to the actual measurement for Jan 16 2019.
    The thermometer in the box reported 45.6. degrees. AWAP has 45.82.

  3. siliggy Says:

    Ooops i got that wrong and had better correct my mistake.
    That 45.82 came from the Jan 16 1939 AWAP map.
    The Jan 16 2019 map has 45.38.

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