The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 65- Quirindi (NSW)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station: Quirindi 55049

Opened: 1882

Daily Temperature data from: 1965

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at:  Scone, Inverell.

Location: Co-ordinates   -31.5086 150.6793

Quirindi map

About 275km north-north-west of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2018:

Quirindi plan2018

2019 Google satellite image:

Quirindi aerial

Google street view 2010:

Quirindi street

Concrete driveways, bitumen carparks, wooden fences, metal fences, surrounded by large brick buildings only a few metres away.

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

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4 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 65- Quirindi (NSW)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Quirindi population is ~ 2500 which is not huge. But this BOM weather station is right in the heart of the town so no doubt there is a UHI effect as well.

    Wikipedia has a section on Quirindi’s climate based on BOM supplied information : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quirindi

    But in view of the location of the weather station in the heart of town, how accurate can it be ? Even the rain gauge recordings would be in accurate with all the rain shadow effect of the buildings.

    yet the dat provided by the station is used to adjust the data at ACORN BOM weather station sites.

    just a little tad incompetent !

  2. Glen MICHEL Says:

    I was born in Quirindi and worked at the P.O in 1975 in between university years. One of my duties was to take measurements from the unit.

  3. Glen MICHEL Says:

    I made a post previously which appears to have gone missing. That new police station and courtroom would certainly affect westerly winds. There used to be a toilet near the screen – now gone. A very enclosed site.

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