Weather blackspots improved

Four new weather stations have been installed across the SA Arid Lands region, providing valuable real time weather data for the region.

The Landscape SA Arid Lands Board secured funding for the additional weather stations from the Outback Communities Authority, through the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Program

The weather stations have been strategically placed to reduce the number of weather monitoring blackspots across the region at sites chosen in consultation with members of the SA Arid Lands district groups. Weather stations have been installed at Curnamona in the North East Pastoral district, Mobella in the Kingoonya district, Cowrie in the Marree Innamincka district and Wintinna in the Marla Oodnadatta district.

This project follows the success of an earlier installation at William Creek in 2018 that was also delivered in partnership with the Outback Communities Authority.  

The new weather stations will complement existing data in regional locations and provide more accurate weather forecasts for those in the region. They will provide real time and long-term data on temperatures, wind speed and rainfall. Collection of the data will, in the long term, build knowledge capacity for pastoralists, industry, and the tourism sector as well as Government.

To view the data of the new weather stations, visit www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/aridlands/land/weather