The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 273- Wynyard (Tas)

Monday 02/12/2019

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: Wynyard Airport 91107

Opened: 1947

Daily Temperature data from: 1961

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Larapuna (Eddystone Pt)

Location:   Co-ordinates  -40.9964 145.7311

248km north-west of Hobart.

BOM site plan 2016:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google satellite wider view:

The screen is right beside a dirt track, and 80 metres from a 100 metre wide area of runway tarmac.

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: 37.71%.

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4 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 273- Wynyard (Tas)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Better known as Burnie airport Ken. Wynyard is a tiny hamlet. But Burnie is a reasonable sized town in Tasmania.

    And that gravel track was laid down especially to get to the BOM weather station.

    I guess BOM don’t know about the gravel track..Or are maybe pretending it’s not there ?

    Yes that’s it ! BOM is pretending it’s not there !

    Scientists ?

  2. prcgoard Says:

    Ken,
    You have indicated the progress of failed station sites as percentage, would you also supply the number and the percentage of both complying and failed sites which you have checked out, together with the total of operating sites in the BoM network? Hopefully, not an impossible task?
    Paul

    • kenskingdom Says:

      Yes, I’ll be posting a clickable list of all stations shortly, and a summary of the whole of Australia when I have finished the series ( which will take longer).

      • billinoz Says:

        This is turning to be a much bigger job than any of us contemplated.

        I don’t think anyone had any idea that the BOM would have guidelines for siting stations that it ignored for so many places. Amazing !

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