The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 275- Flinders Island Airport (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: Flinders Island Airport 99005

Opened: 1942

Daily Temperature data from: 1962

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Gabo Island (1981), Orbost (1980), Sale, Wilsons Promontory

Location:   Co-ordinates  -40.0911 148.0024

315km north of Hobart.

BOM site plan 2015:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 37 metres from a 36 metre wide runway- much too close.

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


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 37.98%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 275- Flinders Island Airport (Tas)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Yes much to close !

    But why oh why is the data from this airport BOM station used to Data adjust ACORN sites at: Gabo Island & Wilsons Promontory which are not airport sites ?

    More dopey scientific farting around with observations to achieve the desired objective ?

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