The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 195- Donnybrook (WA)

Wednesday 06/11/2019

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: Donnybrook 9534

Opened: 1900

Daily Temperature data from: 1907

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cape Leeuwin, Bridgetown.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -33.5719 115.8247

180km south of Perth.

BOM site plan 2019:

Google satellite image 2019:

Donnybrook has to be up there with the worst stations in Australia- and there are many other suitable sites nearby. It is close to large areas of bitumen parking area, close to a colourbond fence on one side, colourbond fences on 2 other sides, and sheds along most of the south side. Just over the fence is a carpark for the mechanical repairs workshop (or could it be wreckers?). But then, there’s lots of solar panels!

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: 26.93%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 195- Donnybrook (WA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    But Ken that must be ab old image on Google Earth. Since then I’m sure that the car parks & fences have bene removed and there is only grass there now.

    Ha !.

    Yes it indeed a disgraceful BOM weather site. And it’s observations used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cape Leeuwin, & Bridgetown.

  2. Australia's Wacky Weather Stations: Final Summary | kenskingdom Says:

    […] Australia it is apparently quite OK to have thermometers beside houses, in bitumen carparks, in a vegetable garden surrounded by a corrugated iron fence, beside incinerators, behind 6 metre […]

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