The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 222- Cape Borda (SA)

Friday 15/11/2019

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: Cape Borda 22823

Opened: 2002

Daily Temperature data from: 2002

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -35.7549 136.5959

200km south-west of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is on “Bare ground, stony surface” and coastal scrub is within 10 metres. The enclosure is formed by rows of stones.

This Acorn station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations but not used to adjust data at other Acorn sites.


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 30.66%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 222- Cape Borda (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ken I’ve been wondering if Cape Borda on beautiful Kangaroo Island would turn up as a FAILED BOM station.. And here it is ! And it’s an ACORN station as well.

    Cape Borda is remote from any towns. The nearest is Kingscote about 60 Ks away to the east. It is deep in the Flinders Chase National Park.

    The ground has been cleared back to bare earth & rock. Now that takes humans working there. And it means that these humans working on BOM’s behalf don’t know the BOM own siting guidelines.

    Or that staff in BOM don’t care about their own siting guidelines.

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