The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 323- Red Rocks Point (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: Red Rocks Point 11053

Opened: 1999

Daily Temperature data from: 1999

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Co-ordinates: -32.2028 127.5297

1,100km east of Perth, 1,070 west of Adelaide.

BOM site plan 2019:

Google satellite image:

The screen is on sand within a couple of metres of coastal shrubs to 2 metres.

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

FAIL

Percentage of all sites non-compliant: 48.5%.

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One Response to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 323- Red Rocks Point (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    In the midst of sand dunes with native shrubs close to the sea ( The Great Australian Bight )

    So the bare sand will get hot under the sun’s intense desert light. ( Who likes walking on hot sand ) And heat up the air. And so there will be hot temp measurements.

    Meanwhile the shrubs nearby will blunt the impact of any winds whether hot or cold.

    Another BOTCHED BOM site !

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