The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 158- Kalumburu (WA)

Sunday 20/10/2019

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: Kalumburu 1019

Opened: 1997

Daily Temperature data from: 1998

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: ____

Location:   Co-ordinates -14.2964 126.6453

625km north-east of Broome, 500km south-west of Darwin.

BOM site plan 2019

Google satellite image 2019:

At first glance this site looks OK. However, I have indicated with arrows above something peculiar: the 2 metre chain wire fence casts a solid shadow. Perhaps it is covered with shade cloth as was the neighbouring fence in 2013, or it is choked with weeds and long grass. This will greatly obstruct airflow.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 21.82%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 158- Kalumburu (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    But Kalumbaru is a long way from anywhere Ken. And nobody at BOM noticed anything wrong at all !
    Jeeze !

    I wonder who isn’t doing their job ?

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