The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 305- Taralga (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: Taralga Post Office 70080

Opened: 1882

Daily Temperature data from: 1957

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Bathurst, Canberra

Co-ordinates: -34.4048 149.8197

140km south-west of Sydney.

BOM site plan 2013:

Google satellite image:

The screen is 7 metres from a solid steel fence and 5 to 10 metres from small trees, and 17 metres from a shed.

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


Percentage of all sites non-compliant: 45.8%

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 305- Taralga (NSW)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ken I think you’ve hit every nail that needs hitting here. No further comment.

  2. Graeme No.3 Says:

    I wonder why they use Taralga to adjust Bathurst which seems a long way away.
    I would agree that Canberra needs adjusting, although not so sure that applies to temperatures.

    I hope you are well and not affected by the wild fires. Came a bit close to my house (I was absent as police wouldn’t let me enter the town).
    A Happy New Year to you.

    • kenskingdom Says:

      Taralga – Canberra is not too bad when you consider Collarenebri – Alice Springs.
      I’m glad you’re safe; lots of people have lost their homes, it must be dreadful to have fires around. We have nothing like that up here in CQ.
      I hope it’s a Happy New Year for you and all readers.

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