The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 208- Beverley (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: Beverley 10515

Opened: 1886

Daily Temperature data from: 1968

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Albany, Cunderdin, Esperance, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Katanning, Merredin, Wandering.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -32.1083 116.9247

100km east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2015:

Too close to trees and shaded for part of the day, close to a 1.8 metre colourbond fence, and near bare dirt tracks and gravelled caravan park sites.

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: 28.73%.

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5 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 208- Beverley (WA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Just close by is the local caravan park as well Ken with caravans leaking out heat in Winter and pumping out hot air from A/C units in Summer. I can’t see any fence between the BOM site and the caravan park.

  2. William in Oz Says:

    Wikipedia has a big entry for the climate of Beverley WA.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverley,_Western_Australia
    But I wonder how accurate it is given this BOM weather station does not meet BOM’s own guidelines.

  3. Viv Forbes Says:

    With a bit of “homogenisation and adjustment” you should get this fail figure to 90%?

    • William in Oz Says:

      Viv, this is a detailed examination & assessment of the BOM’s weather stations by it’s own long established & internationally agreed guidelines.

      There is no need for Ken to use such fakery as ‘adjustments’ and ‘homogenisation’ which is what the modern BOM nerdocrats are trying to foist on the Australian public

  4. Graeme No.3 Says:

    I wonder why the data from this site is used to adjust sites on the southern coast like Albany and Esperance?
    In fact I wonder why adjustments have to be made at all?

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