Automatic Weather Station Network

  • Fact sheet
  • August 2015
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An automatic weather station

What is an automatic weather station?

Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) record various weather observations at set intervals during every 24 hour period. The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board has established a network of 40 automatic weather stations and seven automatic tipping bucket rain gauges across the Murraylands and Riverland region.

What data do AWS’s record?

AWS’s have a dual function – they record key climate data and combine some of these collected data sets to calculate important climatic indicators for agricultural and horticultural production.

Basic data collected

Calculated indicators

How frequently is data collected and available on the internet?

Data from all stations is collected hourly and uploaded to the internet (see link at the bottom of this page). There are plans to increase this data collection frequency to 15 minutes to provide a greater degree of accuracy to users of the network.

Can data be viewed on a phone or tablet?

Yes, data can be viewed on these devices but it may require resizing the display to permit suitable viewing. Plans are currently underway to develop mobile and tablet friendly screen displays.

Locations of automatic weather stations and rain gauges

Automatic Weather Stations are funded by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through the NRM Levy. For details of their locations, refer to related links below.

Related links