The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 147- Point Fawcett (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: Point Fawcett 200731

Opened: 1971

Daily Temperature data from: 1997

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at:

Location:   Co-ordinates -11.7628 130.0300

117km north-west of Darwin.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is very close (<10 metres) to trees and to a fire break of bare dirt.

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: 20.3%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 147- Point Fawcett (NT)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ken how can this BOM station be made compliant ?
    The trees trimmed.OK

    But the bare dirt ? Letting any grass means that the grass has to be mowed regularly..

    BON will never spend money doing that !

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