The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 96- Double Island Point (Qld)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications and to No. 92- Logan City for 2018 specifications.

Station: Double Island Point Lighthouse 40068

Opened: 1891

Daily Temperature data from: 1957

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cape Moreton.

Location:   Co-ordinates   -25.9319 153.1906

DblIslandPt map

About 170km north of Brisbane.

Most recent BOM site plan (2010):

DblIslandPt plan2010

In 2010 the station was decidedly non-compliant, with rocks, long grass, and thick undergrowth very close.

2019 Google satellite image:

DblIslandPt aerial

Has it moved?  If so, where?  It is probably in the red circle in the satellite image.  If so it is far too close to trees, buildings, and a carpark.

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations and used to adjust data at Acorn sites.

FAIL

Percentage of all sites not compliant: 13.26%

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 96- Double Island Point (Qld)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Ken I have just been looking at the Google Earth coordinates for this site. And I can see a small white rectangular blob at the right spot. And it is very close to a car park & all surrounded by scrubby bushes.

    The problem is that there what looks like a second BOM Stevenson screen to the left on the Google image – out in the middle of the lawn near the two houses.

    So, which is the real BOM weather station ? And when was the second installed ? Which one is sending weather data to the BOM ? And does BOM know about this change in it’s Double Island Point weather station ?

    All pretty bizarre for a national weather bureau !

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    No reports on this station since 2010 ! Then it is definitely “Missing But Still In Action” ( MBSIA ! )

    BOM should be listing it as such until it discovers where it has got to.

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