The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 217- Wongan Hills (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: Wongan Hills 8137

Opened: 1907

Daily Temperature data from: 1966

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Geraldton, Merredin, Morawa, Perth.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -30.8917 116.7186

140km north-east of Perth.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google Street view 2008:

12 metres from a colourbond fence, 15 metres from buildings, close to a large area of bare gravel.

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: 29.97%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 217- Wongan Hills (WA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ken you are a wonder with your street views ! I can never get Google street view to show me what you find.

    Also I wonder how the BOM factors in the Australia Post trucks driving up the lane & past the BOM screen, for pick ups and deliveries. There is one in that aerial photo shot. I imagine that happens 5 days a week. And then there are the other folks taking parcels to the post office.

    A definite FAIL

    But BOM uses observations to adjust the data of 6 ACORN stations ! Now that is a joke ! But hardly a laughing matter.

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