The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 93- Point Lookout (Qld)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.  Also refer back to No. 92: Logan City for more up to date specifications.

Station: Point Lookout 40209

Opened: 1997

Daily Temperature data from: 1997

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates   -27.4361 153.5456

PtLookout map

About 50km east of Brisbane CBD.

BOM site plan 2017:

PtLookout plan2017

2019 Google satellite image:

PtLookout aerial

2016 Google street view: (photo by Rodney Appleby)

PtLookout street2016

The screen is closely surrounded by thick shrubs and trees and large areas of bare rock.  It is also oriented to Magnetic North, not True North.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all sites not compliant: 12.85%

 

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 93- Point Lookout (Qld)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Ken, you have said all that needs to be said about this BOM weather site.

    So I have been thinking about the ‘wider’ meaning of it all. I have the feeling that BOM staffers, all over Australia, never thought anyone would ever check that their weather stations were compliant with BOM’s own guidelines. Guidelines designed to give accurate temperature and rainfall records all over Australia.

    That would seem to spring from professional arrogance; we are the ‘experts’. We are beyond criticism.

    This is a systemic failure in the BOM by a public service bureau.

  2. kenskingdom Says:

    Never forget incompetence. But you are right, they are ‘beyond criticism’.

  3. Bill in Oz Says:

    Arrogance always leads to incompetence !

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