The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 298- Point Perpendicular (NSW)

Tuesday 10/12/2019

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: Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular AWS) 68151

Opened: 2001

Daily Temperature data from: 2001

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Nowra.

Location:   Co-ordinates   -35.0936 150.8049

140km south of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 30 metres from buildings, 25 metres from a solid stone wall, and close to areas of bare rock.

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


Percentage of all Australian sites not compliant: 41.16%.

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 298- Point Perpendicular (NSW)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    It’s also close to a cliff face. The heavy cold air naturally tends to fall off the cliff… So the BOM thermometer will not be measuring accurately minimum temperatures in the area.

    The data from this site is used to adjust the ACORN site at: Nowra. Nowra is town inland from Jarvis Bay & Point Perpendicular is the North Head of Jarvis Bay. Nowra tends to be both warmer & colder. So this adjusting process also falsifies the Nowra ACORN station.

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