The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 243- Andamooka (SA)

Friday 22/11/2019

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: Andamooka 16065

Opened: 1965

Daily Temperature data from: 1969

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

Location:   Co-ordinates  -30.4490 137.1692

515km north of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2008 (the road has been bitumened since then):

The screen is in a gravel carpark, right beside a bitumen road (which was once gravel), 12 metres from a building, close to a stone retaining wall.

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: 33.56%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 243- Andamooka (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Andamooka is a major opal mining area. If one steps back on the Google Earth image one can see the diggings and thus see how different Andamooka is to the surrounding desert country side.

    So locating the BOmweather station out of Andamooka would have been a good idea. But BOM did not do it.

    Instead they located their weather station in this car park. Not clever BOM !

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