The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 153- Yulara (NT)

Friday 18/10/2019

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: Yulara Airport 15635

Opened: 1983

Daily Temperature data from: 1983

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Giles, Alice Springs.

Location:   Co-ordinates -25.1896 130.9737

340km south-west of Alice Springs.

BOM site plan 2016:

Google satellite image 2019:

Yulara is a busy airport with thousands of tourists visiting nearby Ayers Rock (Uluru). The screen is on bare soil, 20 metres from a bitumen road, and 30 metres from the refuelling facility and then acres of tarmac.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 21.13%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 153- Yulara (NT)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    The busy airport heat island effect is very strong here Ken.

    And when one looks at this site through Google earth, it is very obvious that the whole site has been cleared of all native vegetation..That’s why the BOM weather station is sited on bare dirt.

    And of course there is a lot of dust from vehicles wandering past.

    Once again this is a weather station put there to assist with airline safety. But BOM is using it’s temperature record for another purpose : to adjust the temp record of it’s ACORN network.

    In other words not right. In fact completely unprofessional.

    The BOM’s ACORN network is completely contaminated by this sort of fake date.

    Incompetence rules at BOM !

  2. John in Oz Says:

    I’ve asked my son for photos as he is able to get out on the tarmac as part of his work.

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