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#1180896 - 05/03/2013 23:01 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Thank you.

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#1180903 - 05/03/2013 23:21 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Thanks Seabreeze & Steve - will remember that in future! Haha thought I was close, just not close enough smile


Edited by Grant (05/03/2013 23:22)
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#1211001 - 21/09/2013 18:23 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Here is a distant view of the location of Observatory Hill where Sydney's 'official' weather is measured, showing the setting.


Sydney CBD by SteveSeven77, on Flickr

The view is looking South from a ferry near the entrance to Darling Harbour. The location of Observatory Hill is shown by a white arrow near the centre of the picture. The site has its own microclimate, influenced by: the urban heat island effect; the heat sink of the Barangaroo development and Darling Harbour precinct immediately to the West; the fact that it is near the top of a hill; and probably also the proximity of water. It is sheltered to the South and South East by the buildings of the CBD. However, it is also very exposed to any sea breeze that gets going from the NE, which is not apparent from this picture. All this leads to warm temperatures most of the time compared to surrounding suburbs and countryside, especially for overnight minima, but also quite moderate Summer maxima.

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#1230768 - 10/01/2014 22:28 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Here is a picture of Nobby's Head at the Mouth of the Hunter River. An Automated Weather station (AWS) is located next to the lighthouse, an example of an 'extreme' coastal site. On a hot day, the temperature there will often stay in the low to mid 20s while it might be 10 degrees or more hotter just a few km inland.


Nobby's Head Newcastle by SteveSeven77, on Flickr

Unfortunately the headland is not accessible to the general public but this picture does show the setting. It was taken from the Southern breakwater at the entrance to Port Hunter, so it's the Tasman Sea to the left and the Hunter River / Port Hunter to the right. As usual in Summer, the seabreeze was blowing strongly and it was so humid the air was almost damp. It was a mild 22-23 degrees.


Edited by Steve777 (10/01/2014 22:37)

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#1231419 - 13/01/2014 18:46 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Steve, last I heard, Nobby's Head was open to visitors every Sunday - it appears to still be the case, see here .

It annoys me when I hear observations/forecasts issued for Newcastle as most of these seem to be for Nobby's & thus can be very different to conditions endured my most of the people in the Newcastle area.
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#1232078 - 15/01/2014 20:19 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Thank you Grant. I'll have to have a look next time I'm in Newcastle on a Sunday.

Re Newcastle forecast and Obs, Sydney it's similar. 'Sydney' temperatures are measured at Observatory Hill, which on a day when the seabreeze is active is cooler than anywhere in Sydney except right on the beach.

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#1232351 - 16/01/2014 18:34 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Robe Airport



Usually one of the coolest daytime places in SA, the AWS is situated about 4.5 kilometres from the town centre. To the south about 50 metres away are some trees...I don't know how much it shelters the site from southerly breezes, however it's wide open from all other directions.
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#1232486 - 17/01/2014 09:49 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Note that there are two sites in Robe - the other one is in town, and is even cooler (especially on extreme hot days), as it is one of the few sites in mainland southern Australia which has water to its north.

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#1233424 - 22/01/2014 10:43 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
Ron W at Walcha Offline
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Good morning all, not sure if this is the correct place to post but I am looking to instal a weather station here in Walcha. Do you have any tips? Am looking at a Davis Wireless Vantage Pro2. The site is about 100m from my place with no direct line of site. Eventually I would like to have a web page with a live feed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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#1233426 - 22/01/2014 11:08 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
Ron W at Walcha Offline
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Good morning all, not sure if this is the correct place to post but I am looking to instal a weather station here in Walcha. Do you have any tips? Am looking at a Davis Wireless Vantage Pro2. The site is about 100m from my place with no direct line of site. Eventually I would like to have a web page with a live feed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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#1234059 - 24/01/2014 15:59 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Hey Ron, sounds like a great idea! Would certainly get plenty of attention from me! Might just pay to do a quick search for Davis on the net.

From all reports, I believe they are a good station, only suggestion I would make is to purchase the 'fan aspirated' sun shield as this will lessen the effect of the sun. Or better still, place the shield inside a Stevenson Screen, much like I have done below!

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#1238982 - 02/02/2014 22:37 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blair Trewin]
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Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Note that there are two sites in Robe - the other one is in town, and is even cooler (especially on extreme hot days), as it is one of the few sites in mainland southern Australia which has water to its north.


I forgot about about that other one...oh well, will have to snap that one next time.

Roseworthy

Often heralded as the hottest of the Adelaide region stations, 'The Home of Agricultural Education', Roseworthy AWS is situated 7ks WNW of the township; 2ks NNW of the Campus and 300m from the Pig and Poultry Production Institute. The closest fixture to the station are some trees to the south about 200m away; Graingers Road is 250m to the south, where I am here:




At the time it was around 42 degrees celsius, with NE winds of around 15ks.
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#1245146 - 01/03/2014 14:31 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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I see this has been posted before but here's another angle of the Mt Lofty AWS where you can just see the Adelaide plains in the background. Its located behind a house that was lost in the Ash Wednesday Bushfires on 16/2/1983



And I don't know who this little one belongs to, but its located on a power pole on the Crafers - Piccadilly road.



Edited by hills (01/03/2014 14:39)
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#1246310 - 06/03/2014 23:29 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Pretty sure the Crafers one wouldn't be ours :-)

Until about 2009 the Mt. Lofty site was a highly non-standard one perched high on the TV tower.

Not exactly an AWS, but a site-related discovery today: our archives people, in the course of searching for material on the 1912-1939 Canberra site, came across some rainfall records for 1930-31 at Telopea Park State School, signed by the observer, one E.G. Whitlam. His writing was unusually good for an an observer of that vintage (and I'm also impressed by the diligence of a 14-year-old making observations every day through Christmas).

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#1249659 - 17/03/2014 22:58 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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I noticed a bit over a week ago that the BoM's weather station at Maitland Visitors Center has been moved toward the west by ~200m. I would also say it is ~3m higher than it was. This will obviously be better for wind direction & speed recorded there but with all the concrete & bitumen so close by now I just wonder what affect this will have on temperatures recorded there. Here are some pics I took.

Looking West


Looking East
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#1374456 - 01/05/2016 22:09 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Cape Naturaliste

Near the tip of the above mentioned headland in SW Western Australia, this was taken from the lighthouse there. The scene around it is basically what you see there, save for the lighthouse and points further south with a pathway leading to other buildings. Geographe Bay is in the background.

Cape Naturaliste Automatic Weather Station by Kyle Smith, on Flickr
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#1378434 - 05/06/2016 20:00 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Interesting shots of all the AWS's around the country, a shame that some of the links are dead smirk

Mount Crawford AWS

Situated in the Adelaide Hills, It's located right next to the Fire Tower which you can go right up to on a walking track.

Was 12.2 with ESE at 15kts when this image was taken, offers a really good view and go 34km SE, you'll be at Mount Lofty.



Can see the TBRG, Screen and anemometer.

This is the 2nd AWS I've been close and personal to as the first was Cape Otway AWS back in 2004.

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#1380345 - 23/06/2016 19:09 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: StormCapture]
Max Record Offline
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Originally Posted By: StormCapture
Interesting shots of all the AWS's around the country, a shame that some of the links are dead smirk


Most of those dead links are mine; I might at least post the pictures again soon by uploading them all to Flickr first.


Edited by Max Record (23/06/2016 19:09)
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#1380582 - 24/06/2016 22:10 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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#1380584 - 24/06/2016 22:12 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Meningie
Meningie Weather Station by Kyle Smith, on Flickr

Roseworthy
Roseworthy AWS by Kyle Smith, on Flickr
Roseworthy AWS by Kyle Smith, on Flickr

Eudunda
Eudunda Weather Station by Kyle Smith, on Flickr

Hay (Miller Street)
Hay (Miller Street) Weather Station by Kyle Smith, on Flickr

Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor Weather Station by Kyle Smith, on Flickr
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