The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 304- Bathurst Airport (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: Bathurst Airport 63291

Opened: 1988

Daily Temperature data from: 1990

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Bathurst

Co-ordinates: -33.4119 149.6540

150km west of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2014:

Google satellite image:

The screen is 20 metres from large areas of bare dirt created by frequent vehicle traffic, and 42 metres from an aircraft turning area. The regulation distance is 80 metres.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all sites non-compliant: 45.65%

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 304- Bathurst Airport (NSW)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Hi Ken, BOM has been learning from Jo Bjelke Peterson’s play book !
    The BOM wants us to think that ‘a bit of bare dirt’ all around their weather station is nothing fro us old chooks to worry about.

    But in it once again shows up an appalling level of incompetence by BOM

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