The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 308- Cowra (NSW)

Tuesday 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: Cowra Airport AWS 65111

Opened: 2004

Daily Temperature data from: 2004

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Canberra

Co-ordinates: -33.8382 148.6540

235km west of Sydney

BOM site plan 2016:

Google satellite image:

The screen is 5 metres from a lucerne (?) hay paddock, and is surrounded on all sides. Lucerne (alfalfa in USA) grows luxuriantly green to about 60cm and is mowed to about 10cm probably every 6 to 10 weeks. This crop could be irrigated as well. This site is an improvement. Until 2014 it was within 10 metres of the aircraft taxiway and apron.

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: 46.25%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 308- Cowra (NSW)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Cowra on the Lachlan river ! Definitely an irrigation district. And Lucerne needs irrigation to grow in this part of Australia.

    Probably not much Lucerne there at the moment with the drought and no flow in the Lachlan.

    So I suspect that the BOM’s thermometer here is registering extra high temps, which coincidentally also supports it’s Global warming scare mongering.

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