The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 237- Cleve Airport (SA)

Wednesday 20/11/2019

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: Cleve Aerodrome 18116

Opened: 1963

Daily Temperature data from: 1996

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Ceduna.

Location:   Co-ordinates   -33.7081 136.5026

235km north-west of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is almost surrounded by a wheat paddock that can vary from bare dirt to lush growing crop, and is right beside (12 metres from) a helicopter landing area- lots of propwash and dust.

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


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 32.73%.

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6 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 237- Cleve Airport (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Good sleuthing Ken. There is nothing much on the Google earth image to indicate the helipad. So I guess the BOM’s own pdf notes where it is.

    And yes when a helicopter lands or takes off there is lots of wind and dust.

    So why is the BOM using this non compliant weather station to adjust it’s Ceduna ACORN weather observations ?

    Bizarre !

  2. LiterallyEveryRealScientist Says:

    It is so obvious you all have absolutely zero understanding of how data is trended and used. Perhaps head to uni? The quality of the sites is actually irrelevent as long as the data is traceable. Thats how every single station in australia can be used for accurate long term adjustments. Data scientists, of which you are not, edit and veryify the data. You both have a really bad case of the dunning krueger effect. Google that one dumbasses.

    • kenskingdom Says:

      Dear Literally, It is obvious that you have no understanding of how data is used. Every day data from these stations is used by the Bureau to create maps of temperatures across Australia. Temperatures from these sites are also reported in the media, and especially when records are set or broken.
      Dunning Krueger? Physician, heal thyself.
      By the way, due to your other pathetic attempt, you are blocked for bad language.

    • kenskingdom Says:

      By the way, on checking the moderation details, I see it’s you again AI. Nice to know you’re still following this series, but it’s a pity you haven’t learnt much. So you are still blocked.

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