The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 116- Ingham (Qld)

Thursday 26/09/2019

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

Station: Ingham Composite 32078

Opened: 1968

Daily Temperature data from: 1968

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cairns, Charters Towers.

Location:   Co-ordinates    -18.6494 146.1769

About 95km north-west of Townville.

Ingham map

BOM site plan 2017:

Ingham plan2017

 2019 Google satellite image:

Ingham aerial

 The station is close to a gravel drive, a drain, shrubs, trees, and buildings, and 30 metres from a cane field which can vary from bare soil to cane 4 metres tall.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 16.02%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 116- Ingham (Qld)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Irrigated cane fields as far as the eye can see Ken.

    Now I wonder how growing a district crop of very tall ‘grass'( sugar,) and irrigating it, could not affect the temperatures registered at the BOM’s weather station ?

    But that is what the BOM seems to think. Dopey !

    This is a monsoonal area. Rainfall is seasonal. There is a dry season and a wet season.

    Plants respire water vapour through their leaves to grow. Large scale plantations of sugar will always respire vapour into the air in the dry season.

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