The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 322- Shark Bay Airport (WA)

Thursday 09/01/2020

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: Shark Bay Airport 6105

Opened: 2000

Daily Temperature data from: 2000

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Co-ordinates: –25.8925 113.5772

710km north-west of Perth.

BOM site plan 2017:

Google satellite image:

The screen is on bare red dirt and less than 5 metres from 3 metre bushes.

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: 48.35%.

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 322- Shark Bay Airport (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    A curious one Ken way off in the desert close to the Indian ocean. There are those shrubs – native and what there is ! No grass because it’s desert…So what to do about it ?

  2. haylochonsea Says:

    There is a problem in these type areas. Cannot meet guidelines, but representative of the surrounds. Data should be kept seperate and not used at non similar sites.

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