The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 289- Coffs Harbour Airport (NSW)

Saturday 07/12/2019

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: Coffs Harbour Airport 59151

Opened: 2013

Daily Temperature data from: 2013

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates   -30.3189 153.1162

315km south of Brisbane, 435km north of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

From 2014 to at least July 2018 this station was too close to large piles of rock, earth, and rubble, and 20 -25 metres from a dirt roadway. The instruments are on a mound 0.5m above the surrounding ground, a common feature at airports. Cold air will flow away from the screen on still nights.

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations but not used to adjust data at Acorn sites.

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 39.92%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 289- Coffs Harbour Airport (NSW)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Number 289 ! It’s queer how the BOM has been allowed to get away being being the weather experts for so long.

    But not any longer !

  2. siliggy Says:

    Check out the concrete to help heat the pole.

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