The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 146- Pirlangimpi (NT)

Wednesday 16/10/2019

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: Pirlangimpi 14142

Opened: 1963

Daily Temperature data from: 1979

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Darwin

Location:   Co-ordinates -11.4021 130.4217

125km north-west of Darwin.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is very close to trees on three sides, and the ground around the screen appears to be bare dirt.

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


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 20.17%.

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4 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 146- Pirlangimpi (NT)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    So the bare dirt absorbs the energy of the sun and then warms the air around the thermometer more than otherwise…

    But Ken I wonder, given that this is a monsoonal area, will those trees on three sides have any substantial effect ? It will shade the screen from wind, yes. But does this effect temperature readings ?

  2. kenskingdom Says:

    Apart from reducing wind, trees have the effect of insulating a site by maintaining warm air close to the ground at night, increased humidity, and extra downwards IR from the foliage.

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