The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 311- Wilcannia Airport (NSW)

Wednesday 08/01/2020

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: Wilcannia Aerodrome AWS 46012

Opened: 2000

Daily Temperature data from: 2000

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: Wilcannia, Cobar

Co-ordinates: -31.5194 143.3850

775km north-west of Sydney, 585km north-east of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image:

Like so many outback airports, the screen is on a large area of dusty bare dirt. It is also only 60 metres from the apron and turning area.

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: 46.7%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 311- Wilcannia Airport (NSW)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Another small town in the desert of Western NSW. The BOM site is on cleared bare dirt while the landscape is actually low scrub. So again not representative of the area.

    But as this is Wilcannia and it’s very small town the air port is rarely used Ken

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