Griffith Laboratory Weather Data
CSIRO Land and Water Griffith offers free weather information to help the farming, research and broader communities. Current (past 14 days) can be accessed for free, while more extensive information can be prepared for a fee.
To obtain the latest information and summaries, just click on the area you are interested in. To read only, use the "dat" files. To export into a spreadsheet, use the "cdt" files. ie if you want the summary for the past seven days weather at Hay, click on Hay7.dat.
CSIRO, Land & Water (Griffith Laboratory) currently runs four automated weather stations located at:
Griffith Station – 34° 17' South 146° 3’ East. Farm 459, Research Station Road, Griffith NSW.
Hay Station – 34° 35’ South 144° 52’ East. University of NSW Experimental Site, Hay, NSW.
Finley Station – 35° 40’ South 145° 33’ East. Finley Airport, Finley, NSW.
Tullakool Station – 35° 20’ South 145° 3’ East. Jointly operated by CSIRO and Murray Irrigation Ltd, Deniliquin.
Collection of weather data in Griffith commenced in 1931 using manual observations.
By 1970, manual data was being stored on punched cards.
In October 1981, continuous automatic collection of weather data from hourly readings commenced. Initially, these were stored temporarily on cassette tape and the tape read every few days.
In 1984, the automatic weather station on the meteorological lawn was connected by land line to a time-sharing PDP11 computer to log the data every five minutes, from which hourly data were derived.
In 1999 the weather system was updated to a NT system and stored in a central database.
The following parameters are logged: wind-run, rainfall, solar irradiance, dry-bulb temperature, wet-bulb temperature (or relative humidity).
Full Weather Data is made available to CSIRO staff, NSW Agriculture and the Bureau of Meteorology.
The latest 14 days of weather data is available free to the general public via this web site.
Historical Data can be purchased from CSIRO, Land and Water (Griffith Laboratory) by contacting the Laboratory on
Ph: 02 69601500, or E-mail: email@example.com
It is possible to obtain specific weather information, with the cost determined by the time taken to prepare the data.
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Last updated: 30 August, 2012