The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 181- Perth Metro (WA)

Sunday 27/10/2019

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: Perth Metro 9225

Opened: 1993

Daily Temperature data from: 1993

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Perth Airport, Geraldton, Cape Leeuwin, .

Location:   Co-ordinates  -31.9192 115.8728

4km north of Perth CBD.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2018:

Streetview showing the four lane road:

The screen is 15 metres from a bitumen road, not far from watered grass, and very close to bare dirt.

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: 25%.

(That 25% figure- one in four- is as a percentage of ALL sites, and there are many that are tidal gauges, not listed in the BOM database, or otherwise impossible to check. I will calculate final percentages when finished- in a couple of weeks time.)

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 181- Perth Metro (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ken this one is in the middle of a dog walking/training park. Would that have any effect on the thermometer ?
    But otherwise, yes not compliant.

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