The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 249- Mildura (Vic)

Sunday 24/11/2019

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: Mildura Airport 76031

Opened: 1946

Daily Temperature data from: 1946

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -34.2358 142.0867

475km north-west of Melbourne.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 40 metres from asphalt, but there are many areas of bare dirt and vehicle tracks closer to the screen.

This Acorn station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations but not used to adjust data at other Acorn sites.

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 34.39%.

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4 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 249- Mildura (Vic)”

  1. William in Oz Says:

    Ken the Mildura airport authority seems to have a ‘bare earth’ policy as there is a huge amount of bare dirt around it.

    There are some smaller areas that appear to have been left but the BOM in it’s ‘wisdom’ chose not to put it’s weather station on one of them.

  2. Australia's Wacky Weather Stations: Final Summary | kenskingdom Says:

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  3. Blane Coulcher Says:

    HI Ken

    Loving your site but can’t see a contact option. Please where can I find Wagga Wagga?

    Thx, Blane

  4. kenskingdom Says:

    Go to https://kenskingdom.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/the-wacky-world-of-weather-stations-by-state/

    Wagga Wgga is in NSW.

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