The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 240- Minnipa (SA)

Thursday 21/11/2019

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: Minnipa PIRSA 18195

Opened: 1996

Daily Temperature data from: 1996

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

Location:   Co-ordinates  -32.8427 135.1515

390km north-west of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Once again a station completely surrounded by cultivated cropland, which changes with the crop. And the enclosure doesn’t look well kept in the satellite image.

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: 33.15%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 240- Minnipa (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Minipa has been cropping land since the 1920’s. This Minipa BOM station was opened in 1996 when this land was already a cropping area.

    It has been non complaint since it was opened !

    And then BOM nerds then chose to use the observations from this non compliant Minipa station to adjust the adjust the Acorn sites at Ceduna & Tarcoola.

    There is a level of dopiness displayed here that leaves me simply astonished.

    The BOM ’emperor’ has no clothes. It is stark naked in it’s incompetence.

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