The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 282- Friendly Beaches (Tas)

Thursday 05/12/2019

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: Friendly Beaches 92114

Opened: 1997

Daily Temperature data from: 1997

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

Location:   Co-ordinates  -41.9953  148.2794

127km north-east of Hobart

BOM site plan 2019:

Google satellite image 2019:

Google street view 2008:

The screen is right beside bare sandy ground and surrounded closely by scrubby vegetation. It is very poorly exposed.

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: 38.95%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 282- Friendly Beaches (Tas)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Beautiful area of Tasmania..Not known by many ‘Big Island’ folk.

    Geologically the beach & dunes of this BOM site, are recent – formed only since the world warmed up about 10-12,000 years ago and turned Tasmania into an island by flooding what is now Bass strait.
    Looking at the Google earth photo shows that the site is actually close to bare sand.. Sandy areas as we all know get very hot from the sun.Much hotter than nearby grassed areas. So the screen is being affected by the hot sand.

    Also there is scrubby vegetation around.This acts as a windbreak dampening any cooling affect of coastal winds.

    Definite FAIL !

    And the inaccurate data from this site is used to to adjust ACORN BOM sites at Hobart & Larapuna (Eddystone Pt) ?

    Now that is Dopey science !

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