Giles Weather Station - WA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -25.033001 128.302704
DMS: 25º 01' 58.8" S 128º 18' 9.73" E
UTM: 52 J 7231217mN 429654mE
Altitude: 591.67m


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Warakurna WA 0872
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Australias most visited Meteorological Station. See the balloon go up 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, by making a donation to the RFDS in one of the two collection tins.
As of 2019 Giles is soon to be a rarity in that it will still be manned. Most outback stations are already automated.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Giles Meteorological Office
Distance from Giles Weather Station 0.21km SW
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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