The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 244- Arkaroola (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: Arkaroola 17099

Opened: 1938

Daily Temperature data from: 1977

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

Location:   Co-ordinates  -30.3110 139.3357

525km north of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 5 metres from a gravel driveway, 12 metres from a motel, and beside a 4 metre deep gully.

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: 33.7%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 244- Arkaroola (SA)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Interesting site Ken. I stayed there once for a week with a friend in a caravan. It was bitter cold at night even in March. Needed the A/C to stay warm ! There were lots of caravans & a few tents as well under the trees along the creek.

    So even though this is a remote small site in the Flinders Ranges. it generates a lot of UHI effect.

    Not very compliant at all !

  2. Graeme No.3 Says:

    Station started in 1938???? I wasn’t aware that it was anything more than a cattle station.

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