The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 117- Mt Stuart Defence (Qld)

Friday 27/09/2019

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

Station: MT Stuart Defence 32195

Opened: 2017

Daily Temperature data from: 2017

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates -19.4082 146.7620

About 17km south of Townville.

MtStuart map

BOM site plan 2018:

MtStuart plan2018

 2019 Google satellite image:

MtStuart aerial

Like the other defence sites near Townsville, this station is in natural bush close to rocks and trees.   It is also on a steep ridge with the surroundings falling away at 18 degrees- one in five.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 16.16%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 117- Mt Stuart Defence (Qld)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    One of the weirdest BOM sites ever Ken !
    As it on top of a mountain the daily maximum temp will always be cooler than down below in the valleys.
    While the daily minimum temp will always be warmer than donw below in the valleys close by.

    I wonder why BOM needs a weather station at this site at all. Does it serve an BOM purpose ?

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