The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 205- Pingelly (WA)

Saturday 09/11/2019

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: Pingelly 10626

Opened: 1891

Daily Temperature data from: 1970

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cape Leeuwin, Cunderdin, Katanning, Wandering.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -32.5336 117.0831

130km south-east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2019:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2010:

The screen is between a bitumen street and bitumen lane, with another bitumen street to the north; there is a concrete skate park above a 1 metre bare gravel bank 10 metres to the south; in 2010 and who knows how many other years the enclosure was sprayed out leaving bare dirt; a row of sheds are to the east; and there are tall trees within 10 metres.

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: 28.31%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 205- Pingelly (WA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    The folk at BOM are far too ‘clever’ at choosing which stations to use for adjusting their ACORN station observations. In this case Cape Leeuwin, Cunderdin, Katanning & Wandering. all get mucked around with on the basis of data from this badly sited weather station at Pingelly.

    So much for ‘experts’ deserving trust. The staff at BOM will come out of this examination of their 720 odd weather stations with a reputation lower than used car salesmen !

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