The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 216- Southern Cross (WA)

Wednesday 13/11/2019

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: Southern Cross Airport 12320

Opened: 1996

Daily Temperature data from: 1996

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Merredin.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -31.2353 119.3564

340km east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

Jo Nova’s photo October 2019:

Close up:

More spiderwebs and neglect.

Southern Cross is another neglected station, standing on bare dirt. It is also 12 metres from a bitumen road, and 5 metres from a dirt farm track and extensive wheat field.

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: 29.83%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 216- Southern Cross (WA)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    I notice the padlock on the screen. I wonder how much BOM neglect we would see if we could see inside the screen ?

    And again we see a BOM weather station surrounded by conditions that make accurate temperature observations impossible.

  2. William in Oz Says:

    Ken, somehow when I comment it has defaulted to Bill In Oz. Just picke dit up now when I saw that my prior comment is in moderation.

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