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.


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 31.77%.

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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:


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