Giles Weather Station - WA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -25.034143 128.301038
DMS: 25º 02' 2.92" S 128º 18' 3.75" E
UTM: 52 J 7231090mN 429486mE
Altitude: 591.67m


Address & Contact

Warakurna WA 0872
Phone: +618 8956 7358
Email: N/A


In recent years, the Bureau of Meteorology has been automating its network of regional weather stations, all but ending a 100-year tradition of field officers observing weather in the bush. There is, however, one remarkable exception. Giles Weather Station is located near the border of the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and is home to just three weather observers stationed there on six-month rotations.
It is now the last staffed regional weather station on the Australian mainland.

The Giles Weather Station is based at Warakurna Community found along the Great Central Road. Tours of the facility are no longer possible due to cut backs in staffing numbers however visitors can view the daily release of the observation balloon at 8.45am CST from the Weather Station carpark.

Named in honour of pioneer explorer Ernest Giles, the station was established in 1956 to provide weather data for weapons and rocket testing programs.
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Closest Weather Station

Giles* at 20/08:00pm WST
Distance from Giles Weather Station 0.01km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Giles Meteorological Office
Distance from Giles Weather Station 0.01km NW
Mean Max. °C37.336.033.729.423.720.320.022.627.431.634.335.7
Mean Min. °C23.622.920.516.511.
Mean Rain mm30.145.636.815.519.817.711.710.211.115.727.545.1

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