The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 292- Merimbula (NSW)

Sunday 08/12/2019

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: Merimbula Airport AWS 69147

Opened: 1998

Daily Temperature data from: 1998

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates   -36.9077 149.8989

350km south of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The siting of this station is pretty good. Grass within the enclosure is supposed to be trimmed to a few centimetres. However the site plan records grass to 0.6m inside the enclosure. Site plans back to 2014 have grass to 0.8m. This station is not well maintained.

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: 40.33%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 292- Merimbula (NSW)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Maintenance seems to be a key issue with many BOM stations Ken.
    Grass gets tall or someone sprays out the grass in the BOM area or someone plants trees or shrubs close to the BOM station.

    I wonder what precautions ( if any ) BOM takes ?

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