The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 278- Scotts Peak (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: Scotts Peak Dam 97083

Opened: 1992

Daily Temperature data from: 1998

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cape Bruny

Location:   Co-ordinates  -43.0425 146.2722

88km west of Hobart.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is within a couple of metres of scrubby vegetation and close to bare rocky ground at the top of a steep ridge overlooking Lake Pedder.

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


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 38.4%.

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4 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 278- Scotts Peak (Tas)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Hi Ken I have a question : what height above sea level is this BOM weather station ? It says “Scott’s Peak” so I assume it is a mountain peak.

    As per normal physics, cold heavy air will always fall down hill off the steep ridge, away from this site. So the BOM’s thermometer will not be accurately recording the minimum temperatures common in this area.

    PS Cape Bruny is close to sea level compared to this BOM site. So why are observations at Scott’s Peak used to adjust the precious ACORN station at Cape Bruny ?

    Sounds bizarre stuff to me..But this is the BOM

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