The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 312- Rundle Island (Qld)

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: Rundle Island 39322

Opened: 1994

Daily Temperature data from: 1995

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Co-ordinates: -23.5322 151.2771

470km north of Brisbane, 80km south-east of Rockhampton, 33km north of Gladstone.

BOM site plan 2010:

Google satellite image:

The screen is perched on the crest of a steep rocky hill, close to bare rock and coastal shrubs, and not far from a helipad.

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


Percentage of all sites non-compliant: 46.85%.

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 312- Rundle Island (Qld)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Good grief Ken !

    Do we have any idea how high above sea level the BOM station is there on the edge of the cliff ?

    This dodgy location means that colder air will fall way from the temperature probe whenever there is no wind.. And then it will register fake higher minimum temps !

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