Archive | September 8, 2017

The value of minus 10.4 marked with a red asterisk is the lowest one second measurement for the previous 60 seconds to 6.17am on 2 July 2017 at Goulburn airport.  This one second reading was initially rounded-up up to -10.0, but after some protesting was recorded in the ADAM database as the minimum for Goulburn airport for that day - and a new record for July.

Vindicated: Bureau not following WMO guidelines

TWO decades ago the Australian Bureau of Meteorology replaced most of the manually-read mercury thermometers in its weather stations with electronic probes that could be read automatically – so since at least 1997 most of the temperature data has been collected by automatic weather stations (AWS). Before this happened there was extensive testing of the […]

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Vindicated: Bureau acknowledges limits set on how cold temperatures can be recorded

THE Bureau has a network of 695 automatic weather stations (AWS) across Australia. In a report released late yesterday it acknowledged issues with the performance of just two of these: Goulburn Airport (Goulburn) and Thredbo Top Station (Thredbo). These are the same two weather stations that I reported at my blog were not recording temperatures […]

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