The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 301- Holsworthy (Defence) (NSW)

Monday 07/01/2020

After a Christmas break we are now back into it. This is the first of another 28 posts on non-compliant stations, after which I will update the Index.

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: Holsworthy (Defence) 68263

Opened: 2017

Daily Temperature data from: 2017

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -34.0811 150.9009

36km south-west of Sydney CBD.

BOM site plan 2016:

Google satellite image:

The screen is on the edge of a large area of bare dirt and close to trees.

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations but not used to adjust data at Acorn sites-

FAIL

With a total of 666 stations I am able to check, this station brings the percentage of non-compliant stations to 45.2%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 301- Holsworthy (Defence) (NSW)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Well it’s good enough for the army Ken….
    Surely that means it must be good enough for the BOM’s Climatologists up their high rise inner city buildings ..who are such brilliant bloody experts they can stuff anything up ( or homogenise anything ) at the drop of . a hat !

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