The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 302- Penrith (NSW)

Monday 07/01/2020

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: Penrith Lakes AWS 67113

Opened: 1995

Daily Temperature data from: 1995

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates  -33.7195 150.6783

52km west of Sydney CBD.

BOM site plan 2016:

Google satellite image:

The screen is on dirt and 30 metres from large areas of bare dirt, and with nearby excavations.

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

FAIL

The percentage of stations that are non-compliant: 45.35%

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7 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 302- Penrith (NSW)”

  1. Peter Bysouth Says:

    Ken, Your labeling seems to be out. Penrith Lakes as opposed to Holsworthy Army Base. Loving your Reports. Regards Peter B

    • kenskingdom Says:

      Not sure what you mean, it all looks OK to me?

      • auspeterb Says:

        Ken, Your labeling seems to be out. Penrith Lakes as opposed to Holsworthy Army Base. Loving your Reports. Regards Peter B
        Ken, You are right. I Clicked 301 Holsworthy and 302 Penrith came up, somehow I must have double clicked and jumped.
        Tanks once again.

  2. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ken how tall is that bund around three sides of this BOM weather site ? I’m wondering what affect it has on the winds reaching the thermometer. Cutting off the winds leads to warmer temperatures being registered.

  3. Big M Says:

    Thanks for this analysis. I tried to look at this myself, after the ‘hottest evahhh” temperature. I failed because I didn’t follow your ‘how to check for yourself’ instructions. I will know next time.

  4. cbdistillery Says:

    Awesome information.

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