The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 207- Mount Barker (WA)

Sunday 10/11/2019

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: Mount Barker 9581

Opened: 1886

Daily Temperature data from: 1907

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

Location:   Co-ordinates   -34.6250 117.6361

340km south-east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2019:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2015:

Another long term rural site that has been thoroughly compromised by changes and development. Up to 2001 this was an open paddock , now turned into a large council(?) depot. The screen is surrounded by bare dirt roads which “experience heavy use”.

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: 28.59%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 207- Mount Barker (WA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Amazing Ken ! I wonder how often the odd council works vehicle stops close by to take a look ?

  2. Graeme No.3 Says:

    Not very often. Just to ask “who would put that there?”

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