Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Latitude 27°S 23' 52", Longitude 152° E 55' 35", Elevation 76 m

At: Sat 7 Dec 2019 6:25:04 pm, Temperature: 26.8 °C, Humidity: 63 %, Wind speed: 11 km/h, Wind Gust: 21 km/h, Rain today: 0.0 mm, MSLP: 1010.87 hPa

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Station Operation logs

On this page the Incident and Service Change logs provides details of incidents that affect the operation of our station and adversely impact on the availability or the quality of our data as well as major changes to the provided Service.

Station Incident log

Date Type of Incident Impact details Further action
9 March 2019 Data interruption Scheduled maintenance caused some short outages of temperature and humidity data in order to resolve an issue with aspiration of the temperature and humidity sensor radiation shield. Resolved
3 November 2018 Data interruption The temperature and humidity data was off line for approximately one hour when maintenance and an upgrade was conducted Nil
26 September 2018 Instrument relocation All sensors reporting observations at this site were relocated to a different and temporary site between 8 am and 10:30 am. There were interruptions to the collected data during this relocation. This new location is less exposed than the currently installed locations which is expected to produce a moderate impact on recorded observations. As a result lower wind speed, lower rainfall, higher humidity and slightly cooler day-time temperatures are generally expected. A replacement system (Davis Vantage Pro 2) was installed on Wednesday 3 October and replaced the current system at 4:45 PM on Thursday 4 October. The data is measured much more accurately and differences are be expected from the existing observations. A comparison summary comparing the new system to the old system over the following several months will be available in the future. Resolved
5 April 2018 Instrument relocation Temperature and humidity sensors have been relocated to a nearby and similar new location at least temporarily which may have an impact on recorded observations. This will be closely monitored and siting adjustments made as necessary. Further updates will be issued if required. Resolved
24 December 2017 Instrument failure Wind direction measurements were not available due to equipment failure from 11:00 AM. This has caused the wind direction measurements to not record correctly and repeatedly record the same direction. This issue was resolved with the commissioning of a new system on October 4 2018. However alternative wind measurements are provided in the mean time in a trial state as a temporary substitute but at a lower measuring frequency until 26 September 2018. The station used for these measurement is less reliable which also failed on the 26 September 2018 and outages during very high humidity occurred when manual observations are not available. Resolved
Thursday 24 August 2017 Instrument fault Rainfall observations were incorrect with readings too low, however rainfall since this occurred has been measured correctly (as compared with a manual rain gauge). The gauge has been checked and the issue is most likely caused by a failing component (rusting magnet and/or faulty reed switch) which has been gradually occurring. The gauge was tested for correct operation (by manually tipping the tipping buckets) and also testing with water with the gauge preforming correctly. It possible humid air and/ or moisture while raining was contributing to the issue. It is expected readings might not be reliable and become less reliable and more erratic as the component fails further. This issue was resolved with the replacement of this system. Resolved
25 July 2017 Instrument accuracy The accuracy of some readings were affected at times between approximately 7am and 2pm. Resolved

Station Service change log

Date Type of change Change details
25 April 2019 Update frequency As part of a new website offering of Ferny Grove Weather current weather data updates every 10 seconds every day, except when maintenance is required. Major interruptions that are known can be found in the Station Incident log
9 March 2019 Update frequency Data on this website now updates every 15 minutes every day (without any guarantees) instead of previously twice each day and more regularly during weekends and notable weather
3 November 2018 New instruments installed A replacement system was installed on Wednesday 3 October and replaced the current system at 4:45 PM on Thursday 4 October. The data is measured much more accurately and differences are be expected from the existing observations. A comparison summary comparing the new system to the old system over the several months will be available by late winter 2019.