The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 163- Marble Bar (WA)

Monday 21/10/2019

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: Marble Bar 4106

Opened: 2000

Daily Temperature data from: 2000

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at:

Location:   Co-ordinates  -21.1756 119.7497

145km south-east of Port Hedland, 1,260km north-east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

There’s the screen, right in the middle of a track. Bare dirt and dust will be a problem.

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: 22.51%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 163- Marble Bar (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    My gosh Ken ! how can we ever take the BOM seriously after these type of stuff ups ?

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