Marble Bar - WA

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -21.17067 119.744408
DMS: 21º 10' 14.41" S 119º 44' 39.87" E
UTM: 50 K 7656497mN 784979mE
Altitude: 177.84m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

88.26kms NorthWest of Nullagine
151.59kms SouthEast of Port Hedland
348.08kms SouthWest of Bidyadanga Community
577.57kms SouthWest of Looma

Address & Contact

2-4 Ironclad St
Marble Bar WA 6760
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Marble Bar, is a town and rock formation in the Pilbara region of north-western Western Australia. It is well known for its extremely hot weather.The town was officially gazetted in 1893 following the discovery of gold in the area in 1890. The name Marble Bar was derived from a nearby jasper bar, known as Marble Bar, which runs across the bed of the Coongan River.

It had a railway connecting with Port Hedland up until the early 1950's, which can be seen as a narrow gauge precursor to the network of standard gauge iron-ore railways that have since been created across the Pilbara.

It is known as 'the hottest town in Australia' a fact which is still recorded by the Guinness Book of Records. For 161 consecutive days to 20 April 1924 the temperature in the town never dropped below 100°F (37.8°C). This record still stands after nearly seventy years.

Facilities in town include a Caravan Park, a Hotel, the Travellers Stop. A little further out the back of town is Chinaman's Pool and Marble Bar Pool - natural watering holes suitable for swimming where you can also see the Jasper outcrop from which the town took its name. 7km out of town you'll find the Comet Gold Mine, which today operates as a museum and tourist centre.

A little over 35km to the south west of Marble Bar is the WW2 airfield of Corunna Downs. Also known as "The Invisible Airstrip" it played a major part in the destruction of the Japanese supply lines to the north of Australia. Marble Bar local authority & information centre has quite a lot of information on this piece of Australian wartime history.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Marble Bar at 09/04:30pm WST
Distance from Marble Bar 0.78km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
28.6°C23.2°C8%-8.8°C1013.9hPa0.0mmSSE13km/hr
7knots
19km/hr
10knots

Closest Climatic Station

Marble Bar
Distance from Marble Bar 0.78km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C41.439.437.236.131.226.927.230.234.438.340.441.7
Mean Min. °C26.726.224.922.116.913.012.113.116.621.423.826.1
Mean Rain mm70.686.980.918.613.427.919.30.35.63.88.530.7

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