The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 70- Peak Hill (NSW)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station: Peak Hill 50031

Opened: 1890

Daily Temperature data from: 1965

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Bourke, Cobar, Dubbo.

Location: Co-ordinates  -32.7235  148.1902

PeakHill map

About 310km north-west of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2014:

PeakHill plan201

2019 Google satellite image:

PeakHill aerial

Street view 2010:

PeakHill street

The screen is in a backyard bordered by a 2 metre wooden paling fence and surrounded by nearby buildings.

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


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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 70- Peak Hill (NSW)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    A small gold mining town in NSW with a population of 1400. So not a huge UHI effect for BOM to avoid. But BOM in it’s wisdom has plunked this weather station right where the UHI effect is greatest : Right in the back yard of the town post office in the center of the town’s shopping area.

    Ummmmm ?

    And there are other close by areas which would be far better. For example the local bowls club would be happy to help BOM out. Lots of space and with a park next door as well, bugger all UHI effect.

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    Hi Ken Just in case you do not know, Tony Heller has done a series of posts on “BOM hiding the Heat” using temperature records from all over Australia prior to 1910.

    In fact he is pumping out posts at so fast a rate, I cannot keep up. I am pleased that you are doing just 2 posts a day about BOM ‘s wacky weather stations !

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