The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 293- Wellington (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: Wellington (D&J Rural) 65034

Opened: 1881

Daily Temperature data from: 1965

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Bathurst, Dubbo.

Location:   Co-ordinates   -32.5635  148.9503 

250km north-west of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2015:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 5 metres from a wide dirt driveway, 20 metres from railway tracks, 35 metres from a block of large 8 – 10 metre high sheds, and in a busy rural merchandise yard.

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: 40.47%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 293- Wellington (NSW)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Ken I wonder if there is any grass around that BOM screen.It looks like bare dirt which has been driven on.

    But I guess BOM decided that the huge Rural store shed would make no difference to the observations at their BOM station..

    And who cares if shonky observations are used to adjust Acorn sites at: Bathurst, Dubbo.?

    Not the BOM !

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