The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 263- Wonthaggi (Vic)

Thursday 28/11/2019

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: Wonthaggi 86127

Opened: 1911

Daily Temperature data from: 1968

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Laverton, Melbourne, Orbost, Sale (1971), Wilsons Promontory.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -38.6078 145.5965

105km south-east of Melbourne CBD.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view:

The screen is right beside a ‘gravel’ driveway (which looks more like bitumen to me), which broadens into a large paved area of the council depot / waterworks yard.

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: 36.33%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 263- Wonthaggi (Vic)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    I looked athis BOM weather station site closely. The gravel ( bitumen) driveway has a turning circle right around the BOM screen. So lots of vehicle exhaust fumes to tickle the thermometer !
    And register false readings.

    And the data from Wonthaggi is used to adjust ACORN sites at: Laverton, Melbourne, Orbost, Sale & Wilsons Promontory !

    Dear me ! How much time do the BOM siting staff give to these sites ? You & I can check the location, the pdf & google Earth and see what is wrong in minutes. But these BOM folk cannot ?

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