Category Archives: BoM Australia

Weather Bureau for Australia

New BoM Adelaide West Terrace site warmer at night than Kent Town

I blogged over two years ago on the BoM moving their main Adelaide weather instruments site from Kent Town to West Terrace not far from where the site was from the 1800’s up to 1979. In April 2015 I said – Bureau of Meteorology delusions about the urban heat island revealed in news of relocation (again) of Adelaide weather instruments – And now we see West Terrace is starting its new life warmer at night than Kent Town – assuming the BoM have had time to iron out any instrument faults – there is a gap of 4 hours at West Terrace on the 15th. If readers wanted to do any night time vehicle/temperature traverses – data might be interesting.

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Floods but no Feb 2017 rain recorded yet by BoM in Perth dam catchments

How bizarre is this – heavy rain and floods starting 9/10 Feb – but no Feb 2017 rain recorded yet – while rain is so easy to measure and record.
[1] BoM station Mundaring Weir 9031 has no data later than March 2016
[2] BoM station Victoria Dam 9216 is missing March and Jun, Oct to Dec 2016 nothing yet for 2017
[3] BoM station Churchman Brook 9010 has many periods in 2016 where no daily readings were taken – arrows. And no data yet for 2017
[4] BoM station Wungong Dam 9044 has all months for 2016 now and Jan 2017 as well(applause).
[5] BoM station Serpentine Main Dam 9115 has nothing after May 2016 – nothing for 2017 yet.
Can anybody recall anything like this tardy recording by the BoM anywhere else?
The rain that caused the floods from around York and Northam we saw on TV news was mostly from 9 Feb to 11 Feb and left this broad band of 100mm+ rain from Perth SW into the wheatbelt.

Cold day records smashed in Perth region

Thanks to Chris Gillham – From Perth Region (Western Australia not Scotland) Feb has been moderate so far over there.
www.australianweathernews.com/data/DE1_09.HTM
PEARCE RAAF (009053) 17° on 9 Feb 2017 smashes the previous 18.8 – data from 1940
www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_009053_All.shtml
BICKLEY (009240) 14° on 9 Feb 2017 annihilated the previous 18 – data from 1994
www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_009240_All.shtml
BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN (009037) 17° on 9 Feb 2017 also annihilated the previous mild 21 – data from 1965
www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_009037_All.shtml

From Wheatbelt
www.australianweathernews.com/data/DE1_10.HTM
CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD (010286) 16° on 9 Feb 2017 demolishes the previous 22.2 – data from 1996
www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_010286_All.shtml

Thats all I have time for – there must be a stack more. Watch these stunning cold records get fair coverage in the news media.
Daily maximum temperature anomaly for Australia – this map is for the 8th – The map for the 9th will update later.