The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 219- Edinburgh (SA)

Thursday 14/11/2019

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: Edinburgh RAAF 23083

Opened: 1972

Daily Temperature data from: 1972

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Adelaide, Cape Borda, Nuriootpa, Port Lincoln, Snowtown.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -34.7111 138.6222

24km north of Adelaide CBD.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is beside a large area of bare dirt, and the taxiway is 65 metres away, and is 19 metres wide. The screen should be 5 x 19 = 95 metres away from this unrepresentative surface, and there should be no bare dirt near the screen at all.

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: 30.25%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 219- Edinburgh (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    1: I agree with your remarks about this BOM weather station Ken. Lots of bare dirt ( probably sprayed out with roundup ) and far too close to where RAAF jet aircraft are landing.

    There was a big RAAF aerial display last weekend with FA18’s etc. I wonder what the impact on the BOM thermometer was.

    2: Edinburgh is also an island of largely open land in the midst of Adelaide’s northern suburbs with lots of housing, industry and even lots of irrigated horticulture. So there are a host of human created factors affecting the observations.

    The RAAF needs a weather station for it’s operations. But BOM should not be using these observations for any other purpose & especially should not be using them to adjust to adjust Acorn sites at Adelaide, Cape Borda, Nuriootpa, Port Lincoln, Snowtown.

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