The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 280- Bushy Park (Tas)

Wednesday 04/12/2019

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: Bushy Park (Bushy Park Estates) 95003

Opened: 1874

Daily Temperature data from: 1957

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Butlers Gorge, Grove, Hobart.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -42.7097  146.8983

40km north-west of Hobart

BOM site plan 2019:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2009:

The screen is 9 metres from a driveway, with solid fences and hawthorn hedges 20 metres away to the south and west, more fences and buildings to the north, and hops 27 metres to the east. The site is very poorly exposed, and very poorly maintained, overgrown with long grass and weeds.

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: 38.67%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 280- Bushy Park (Tas)”

  1. kenskingdom Says:

    Bill in Oz says:
    Ken this one is special ! A really shonky site.

    Hawthorn hedges were traditionally used to shelter stock and people and buildings from the weather.They grow up to 7 meters high, are thorny and thus are not eaten by anything. In fact they are a declared weed here in SA. I had the ‘joy’ of ripping out such hedges out when I was managing an organic farm here in Mt Barker.

    Hop bushes are also interested. They are perennial vines grow to 5- 6 meters high in Summer, supported by trellises. But after the seed cones have been harvested, they are often cut down almost to the ground in Autumn..And lie dormant during Winter.

    So they have a big impact on the wind but that impact varies from season to season depending on their stage of growth.

    This BOM site is also located on a slope. So heavy colder air will fall away from the BOM screen..Thus causing it to not measure colder temps accurately.

    However I doubt that the track is having much impact. It is not used much from the photo.

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