The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 276- Larapuna (Eddystone Point) (Tas)

Tuesday 03/12/2019

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: Larapuna (Eddystone Point) 92045

Opened: 1908

Daily Temperature data from: 1910

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Launceston Airport

Location:   Co-ordinates  -40.9928 148.3467

227km north of Hobart.

BOM site plan 2019:

Google satellite image 2019:

The Bureau in its description of this Acorn site says: “The current site is somewhat sheltered by vegetation growth with extensive shrub growth (up to 3 m high) in all directions. The screen itself is over low natural shrubs.”  

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations and used to adjust data at other Acorn sites.


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 38.12%.

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 276- Larapuna (Eddystone Point) (Tas)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    The Eddystone light house is a very windy place Ken.

    But all that 3 meter high scrub very effectively shelters the BOM weather station from these winds.

    The station is also perched high up on a bluff along with the light house so ships at sea can see the light warning of this dangerous hazard to shipping.

    So colder air being heavy will tend to fall away from the screen to the sea & beaches.

    This means that it is not accurately measuring local the minimum temperatures over time.

    Not compliant with BOM’s own guidelines !

    So why is data from this station used to adjust the Launceston airport observations ?

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