The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 176- Carnamah (WA)

Saturday 26/10/2019

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: Carnamah 8025

Opened: 1887

Daily Temperature data from: 1940

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Dalwallinu, Geraldton.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -29.6886 115.8872

253km north of Perth.

BOM site plan 2018:

The station moved here from the next door yard in late 2013 or early 2014.

Google satellite image 2019:

Site plan 2013:

Google street view 2010:

The station was in a poor position at the old site but is not much better now. There is a 2.5 metre wall to the north-east, a steel fence to the south-east, tall trees nearby, a footpath and road 10 metres away, buildings 10 to 15 metres away, and bare sand surrounding.

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: 24.31%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 176- Carnamah (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ahhh yes ! The BOM tries very hard !
    Carnamah is a small town of around 500 people. So there is not a huge UHI effect.
    But the BOm has managed to place it’s weather station just where that UHI will have the MOST impact with all those buildings and fences and roads..

    If BOM wanted accurate temperature readings it really buggered this one up.

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