The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 236- Yongala (SA)

Tuesday 19/11/2019

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: Yongala 19062

Opened: 1881

Daily Temperature data from: 1957

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Tarcoola, Woomera.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -33.0276 138.7560

205km north of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is on a broad bare dirt or gravel pathway leading to a gravel area, and too close to a dirt road and cultivation paddocks.

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations and used to adjust data at Acorn sites.

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 32.6%.

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4 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 236- Yongala (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Yes Ken, the BOM screen is on a laid gravel pathway ! Such areas get hot in the sun. And so affect the temperature observations recorded by BOM’s thermometer !

    I guess if you cannot arrange any UHI effect, this will do instead !

  2. William in Oz Says:

    Test

  3. William in Oz Says:

    Yes Ken republishing this from above after a computer scan. There was a malware on my computer. Al parting gift perhaps ? Anyway delete the moderated copy..

    The BOM screen is on a laid gravel pathway ! Such areas get hot in the sun. And so affect the temperature observations recorded by BOM’s thermometer !

    I guess if you cannot arrange any UHI effect, this will do instead !

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