The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 299- Coonabarabran (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: Coonabarabran (Showgrounds) 64008

Opened: 1879

Daily Temperature data from: 1957

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Dubbo, Inverell (1967).

Location:   Co-ordinates  -31.2786 149.2786

340km north-west of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2016:

Google satellite image 2019:

The screen is 8 metres from one building, 15 to 20 metres from other buildings, and 8 to 15 metres from trees.

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: 41.3%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 299- Coonabarabran (NSW)”

  1. billinoz Says:

    Ken why is the area round the BOM screen green ? Most of the other open space areas are grey ( eg the show grounds ) with no grass from the drought. But around the BOM screen and in the nearby park, it’s green with growing grass.

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