The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 143- Charles Point (NT)

Tuesday 15/10/2019

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: Charles Point 14031

Opened: 1996

Daily Temperature data from: 2014

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -12.3895 130.6306

23km west of Darwin.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 5 metres from a wide area of bare dirt. Apart from unrepresentative surface, dust from vehicle traffic will coat the screen and possibly the instruments.

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: 19.75%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 143- Charles Point (NT)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ken I agree with your comments. But what else is happening at this site. There looks to be huge tower close by for Darwin airport or is it a BOM rain radar tower.
    If so then there is a lot more 4WD traffic to this site than simply for the BOM weather site.And lots more dust in the dry season coating the instruments and the screen..

  2. kenskingdom Says:

    Lighthouse or marine radar?

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