The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 128- Coconut Island (Qld)

Thursday 10/10/2019

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications and to No. 92- Logan City for 2018 specifications.  If you wish to check on this (or any) site for yourself, go to my post on how to check for yourself.

Station: Coconut Island  27054

Opened: 1987

Daily Temperature data from: 1993

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at:  —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -10.0511 143.0686

CoconutIs map

110km north-east of TI, 90km south of Daru (PNG), 455km south-west of Port Moresby, 2,200km north of Brisbane.

BOM site plan 2013:

CoconutIs plan2013

Google satellite image 2019:

CoconutIs aerial

The screen is close to a bare sand track, a shed, a greenhouse, and 12 metre trees.  There is a very large desalination plant 40 metres away, but the main problem is the lack of exposure.

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


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 17.68%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 128- Coconut Island (Qld)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    I guess we are lucky this BOM weather station is not part of the BOM’s ACORN set of stations……

    But once again we see what appears to be systemic inability to put weather stations where they will accurately measure temperatures.

    And BOM is supposed to be the professional expert body !

    Bugger !

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