The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 166- Murchison (WA)

Tuesday 22/10/2019

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: Murchison 6099

Opened: 1987

Daily Temperature data from: 1989

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Carnarvon, Learmonth, Meekatharra.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -26.8956 115.9567

570km north of Perth.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

This station was moved here after 2008 from 240 metres up the road outside the shire office. The screen is now on a median strip with bitumen road on three sides, and close to trees and shrubs.

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: 22.93%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 166- Murchison (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    The good folk of Murchison have just achieved a level of notoriety unknown before this !

    I wonder if any of them have ever bothered to compare the temperature on their own thermometers and compared them to the BOM’s for their home town !

    Extraordinary !

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