Giles Weather Station - WA

Point of Interest 
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Position DEG-25.037382 128.302124
DMS25º 02' 14.58" S 128º 18' 7.65" E
UTM 52 J 7230732mN 429598mE
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Recreation - Point of Interest


211.7kms NorthEast of Warburton - Driving 228 km (3 hours 17 mins)
224.27kms SouthWest of Kintore - Driving 1172 km (1 day 5 hours)
271.05kms West of Yulara - Driving 332 km (4 hours 42 mins)
944.67kms NorthWest of Ceduna - Driving 2064 km (23 hours 36 mins)

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Warakurna WA 0872
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Australias most visited Meteorological Station. See the balloon go up at 9am and learn about life as a weather observer. Giles Meteorological Station is open to public by appointment.
Phone: (08) 8956 7358

Please note.

Balloon releases are NOT at 9am (or 4pm as mentioned on the Outback Way brochure) The Outback Way web page does have a correction to these times.
Giles works on SA time all year, meaning it also converts over by 1 hour during summer for daylight saving. Balloon release times are 0845am & 0245pm during winter (add 1 hour in summer). Tours are conducted voluntarily by Giles staff and start at 0830am & 0230pm (winter). As the tours are voluntary, it is possible (but unlikely) that a tour could be canceled without notice due to work commitments. (it is after all a Weather Bureau station & not a Tourist Bureau).
Giles staff only ask that visitors be as generous with their pockets as staff are with their time, buy making a donation to the RFDS in one of the two collection tins.

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Closest Weather Station

Giles* at 01/07:30am WST
Distance from Giles Weather Station 0.38km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
18.4°C 18.4°C 62% 11.1°C 1012.8hPa 0.4mm W 2km/hr

Closest Climatic Station

Giles Meteorological Office
Distance from Giles Weather Station 0.38km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C 37.336.033.729.4 23.720.320.022.6 27.431.634.335.7
Mean Min. °C 23.622.920.516.5 12.917.119.921.9
Mean Rain mm 30.145.636.815.5 19.817.711.710.2 11.115.727.545.1
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