Automatic Weather Station (AWS) and Meteorological Data

This page contains information and data relating to meteorological observations at Australian Antarctic stations and automatic weather stations.

Current observations

Station Last update Air temp. Air press. Wind speed Wind dir. Accum. rain / snow
Casey 28-Mar-2017 13:51:10 UTC - 12.3°C 971.4 hPa 11.0 kt 332.0°
Davis 28-Mar-2017 13:51:03 UTC - 13.7°C 981.9 hPa 5.0 kt 135.0°
Mawson 28-Mar-2017 13:51:26 UTC - 12.3°C 994.8 hPa 27.0 kt 196.0°
Macquarie Island 28-Mar-2017 13:51:02 UTC 9.1°C 988.0 hPa 31.0 kt 338.0° 401.4 mm
Dome Argus 28-Mar-2017 07:32:03 UTC - 56.9°C * 566.6 hPa 0.0 kt 336.0° 3.0 mm

* Measurements at 4 meters.

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Meteorological observations at Australian stations

The table below contains information and data relating to meteorological observations at Australian Antarctic and subantarctic stations. For the full range of meteorological observations made by Bureau of Meteorology personnel, please see the following metadata record, http://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/Antarctic_Meteorology.

List of Bureau of Meteorology stations

Station Number Station Name Years observed Latitude Longitude Station height (m) Barometer height (m) WMO Index Link to Place name in the Gazetteer
300017 Casey 1989 - 2010 -66.2825 110.5231 40 42.3 89611 Place name details
300006 Casey (The Tunnel) 1969 - 1990 -66.2833 110.5333 12 15 Place name details
300000 Davis 1957 - 2010 -68.5744 77.9672 18 23.2 89571 Place name details
300005 Heard Island (Atlas Cove) 1948 - 2010 -53.019 73.3918 3 3.5 95997 Place name details
300028 Heard Island (The Spit) 1992 - 2010 -53.1082 73.7225 12 12.5 94997 Place name details
300004 Macquarie Island 1948 - 2010 -54.4994 158.9369 6 8.3 94998 Place name details
300001 Mawson 1954 - 2010 -67.6017 62.8753 9.9 16 89564 Place name details
300003 Wilkes 1960 - 1969 -66.25 110.5833 12 13 Place name details
300048 Wilkins Runway West 2003 - 2011 -66.691 111.529 740 Place name details