The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 173- Jurien Bay (WA)

Friday 25/10/2019

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: Jurien Bay 9131

Opened: 1968

Daily Temperature data from: 1969

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -30.3081 115.0311

200km north of Perth.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is on bare sand and very close to vegetation to 4 metres, and less than 5 metres from a 3 metre concrete path.

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: 23.9%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 173- Jurien Bay (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Kne I looked at this site via Google Earth
    https://earth.google.com/web/@-30.30809937,115.03110122,4.54783383a,96.38890264d,35y,-0h,0t,0r
    I can barely see the BOM weather station because of all the native shrubs and trees.

    And it is also located in a ‘gully’ sheltered by the sand dune just to the West..

    Jurien Bay has a population of 1700 people. However it is a holiday town and Wikipedia notes that the population doubles in the holiday season. ( Christmas )

    Here is the actual statement on Wikipedia :

    “Today, the town is experiencing a house building boom, as its population and popularity as a holiday destination grow. The principal employers in the town are housing and building construction, retail, tourism, and crayfishing. Local residents claim that the town’s population more than doubles during the holiday season.”

    So I suspect there is some UHI effect happening on a season basis.

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