The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 265- Wangaratta (Vic)

Friday 29/11/2019

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: Wangaratta Aero 82138

Opened: 1987

Daily Temperature data from: 1987

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Rutherglen, Sale, .

Location:   Co-ordinates  -36.4205 146.3056

193km north-east of Melbourne CBD.

BOM site plan 2015:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is right beside a track and an area of what looks to be bluemetal surrounding the wind sock area which could be bitumen. Much too close to “unrepresentative surface”.

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: 36.6%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 265- Wangaratta (Vic)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    There is also what looks like a newly ploughed or disked paddock close by Ken.

    And that has an impact on the temperatures recorded.

    Odd that data from this site is used to adjust Sale way over on the other side of the Great divide near Lake King in the Gippsland Lakes. Very odd !

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