The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 325- Witchcliffe (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: Witchcliffe 9746

Opened: 1999

Daily Temperature data from: 1999

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Co-ordinates: -34.0281 115.1042

230km south of Perth

BOM site plan 2018:

Google satellite image:

This station is in the middle of a vineyard, surrounded by irrigated grape vines which are periodically pruned then grow luxuriantly to a couple of metres high. The screen will thus be shielded by the vines. See Nuriootpa.

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: 48.8%.

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3 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 325- Witchcliffe (WA)”

  1. Bill In Oz Says:

    Ken that is a very newly planted vineyard. So I doubt that it has impacted a lot on the BOM site yet.

    However it will as it develops and matures.

    More background info about this eco-village can be found here :

    They are planning to plant a 1000 tree avocado orchard as well which will need about the times the water that vines need a year..I think they will be planted in the empty block next to the vines.

    • kenskingdom Says:

      There have been vines there all around the enclosure since February 2000 at least according to the site plans.

      • Bill In Oz Says:

        Very curious. The photos in the eco-village link show some established vines but not close to the BOM site. And the history of the Eco village mentions planting a new vineyard. I assume this is it.But maybe I am wrong. Maybe it is soon after pruning.

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