The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 230- Padthaway (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: Padthaway South 26100

Opened: 2000

Daily Temperature data from: 2000

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -36.6539 140.5212

255km south-east of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

25 metres from a large bare gravel parking area, with irrigated and periodically pruned grapevines to the east and west.

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: 31.77%.

Tags: , , , , ,

2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 230- Padthaway (SA)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    How natural or representative is that ?

    The Padthaway BOM weather station is parked in the midst of a huge area of irrigated vineyards.

    They make nice wine there. I suspect that the BOM staffers who sited this station at Padthaway, must have been pissed on local wine !

  2. William in Oz Says:

    test

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: