The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 266- Lake Eildon (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: Lake Eildon 88023

Opened: 1887

Daily Temperature data from: 1970

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Gabo Island (1981)

Location:   Co-ordinates  -37.2313 145.9124

105km north-east of Melbourne CBD.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2010:

The screen is right beside a gravel carpark (asphalt until 2013), close to a workshop, very close to shrubs and trees, and the ground nearby falls away down a bank.

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: 36.74%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 266- Lake Eildon (Vic)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Ahhhhhh ! Yes Eildon !

    There is a huge lake backed up behind the dam on the Goulburn river there Ken…It’s about 1 kilometer away from that lake. It might have an effect.

    And lake Eildon is a major tourist mecca for Victorians; shying, fishing & general holidaying over Summer.. Thousands of people go there for the day or for weeks at a time in Summer..Happy boyhood days !

    So possibly lots of UHI effect in Summer as well..

    And why use the data from here to muck around with Gabo Island data almost 400 ks. away off the Eastern coast of Vic ?

    But hey the BOM knows what it’s doing – NOT !

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