The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 296- Wanaaring (NSW)

Monday 09/12/2019

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: Wanaaring Post Office 48079

Opened: 1884

Daily Temperature data from: 1991

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Bourke, Thargomindah.

Location:   Co-ordinates   -29.7029 144.1484

800km north-west of Sydney, 900km south-west of Brisbane..

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

Close to bare ground, dirt roads, (one has been bitumened) and close to buildings.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 40.88%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 296- Wanaaring (NSW)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    In desert low rainfall country Ken. And i suggest in drought as well.

    The BOM screen is in a dry dirt paddock with no grass.So by BOM’s guidelines it’s not compliant. But I wonder what guidelines apply in desert ?

    However those buildings and those road & gravel tracks are well within the BOM’s capacity to deal with.

    Yes a fail site !

  2. billinoz Says:

    Just a test Ken.

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