The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 194- Ongerup (WA)

Tuesday 05/11/2019

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: Ongerup 10622

Opened: 1914

Daily Temperature data from: 1966

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Albany, Esperance, Katanning.

Location:   Co-ordinates   -33.9634, 118.4788

330km south-east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Another poorly exposed station far too close to trees and bushes, and with a colourbond fence 20 metres away.

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: 26.8%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 194- Ongerup (WA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Interesting BOM weather station site Ken.! No not compliant !

    It is the site also of Yongergnow Australian Mallee fowl Centre.They are a rare and endangered species. Importantly these mallee fowl build huge mounds ( 4 – 5 meters across & up to 3 meters high ) of leaves and plant material which they lay their eggs in. The composting process release heat which incubates the eggs.

    So I wonder how many huge mounds there are in the area and I wonder if any of them are built each year close to the BOM ‘s thermometer measuring the temperatures. And of course this could be different from year to year as these are wild birds, not domesticated ones.

    Curious !

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