The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 223- Cape Willoughby (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 Willoughby 22803

Opened: 1881

Daily Temperature data from: 1967

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -35.8426 138.1327

110km south-south-west of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2016:

The screen is very close to a large expanse of gravel and 10 metres from 1.7 metres white painted stone wall. The instrument area is tastefully surrounded by white painted stones.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 30.8%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 223- Cape Willoughby (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ken, an additional perspective : this station is on a bluff overlooking the sea. It is 55 meters above sea level with ‘downslopes’ for ~ 300 degrees around. It’s a spectacular location.

    But as at Kuitpo any cold air, being heavy will fall off this bluff..

    A couple of ks. away are open flatish farm lands. A BOM thermometer there will measure far colder temperatures than Cape Willoughby and be far more representative.

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