The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 284- Cape Bruny AWS (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: Cape Bruny (Cape Bruny) 94198

Opened: 1997

Daily Temperature data from: 1997

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Cape Bruny, Hobart.

Location:   Co-ordinates  -43.4886  147.1444

70km south of Hobart

BOM site plan 2016:

Google satellite image 2019:

But the site has changed…

BOM site plan 1997:

Note the area around the screen was cleared back in 1997. Now there is “heath to 0.5m”, scrub <1.5m, and “shrubs to 3m”. It is very close to thick vegetation.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 39.23%.

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