The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 167- Leinster (WA)

Wednesday 23/10/2019

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: Leinster Aero 12314

Opened: 1994

Daily Temperature data from: 1994

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -27.8386 120.7031

660km north-east of Perth, 340km north of Kalgoorlie.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 10 metres from a low bank of gravel, and 15 metres from a carpark. The enclosure is not oriented north-south.

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: 23.07%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 167- Leinster (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Leinster is another mining town. Nickel ore is the main item mined though gold was also mined at another mine nearby as well. Wikipedia lists it as having ~700 people. But I suspect that most of the workforce are now fly In FIFO as the area is in a hot desert landscape.

    Thus the BOM weather station was set up to serve the aircraft flying in and out.
    But as you say it is giving inaccurate temperature readings as it does not meet the BOM’s guidelines.

    And it should never have been used to adjust the BOM’s Kalgoorlie Boulder ACORN data !

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