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Warakuna Community – Giles Weather Station

Ngaanyatjarra-Giles
Western Australia
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Visitors can view the release of the observation balloon each morning at the Giles Weather Station from the Weather Station car park.

This fully functioning meteorological weather station is located in the town of Warakurna and collects weather data for the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology.

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

Today a small team of people work on 6-month rotations and continue to conduct meteorological tests.

 

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Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
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Western Australia

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Warakuna Community – Giles Weather Station

Ngaanyatjarra-Giles
Western Australia

bom.gov.au/weather/sa/giles/index.shtml

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