The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 229- Naracoorte (SA)

Sunday 17/11/2019

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: Naracoorte Aerodrome 26099

Opened: 1998

Daily Temperature data from: 1998

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -36.9813 140.7270

300km south-east of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

“Bare dirt” inside the enclosure and grasses and thistles outside indicates this is another airport where the area around the screen has been sprayed out leaving bare dirt.

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


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 31.63%.

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 229- Naracoorte (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ken is there any way of knowing if this was a one off spray event or a regular practice at this BOM station ?

    I’m tempted to offer to go down and look. But it’s 260 ks away. Maybe a two day effort. And I’m not free to do that for a while.

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    I am now using a diffeernt brouser Ken. It seems like the one I was using before was hacked..But lets see if this comment gets through.

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