The Warra Climate Station is an automatic weather station managed by the Bureau of Meteorology (Station 097024).
The weather station commenced recording in September 2004. Measurements of temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and wind direction are logged each minute. Measurements of rainfall are logged in 0.2 mm increments. These data are summarised on the BOM web site as daily records of minimum and maximum temperatures; 9:00 am and 3:00 pm temperature and humidity; total daily rainfall to 9:00 am.
The Warra Climate Station is a particularly important reference site for the Warra Weirs Hydrology study: rainfall records obtained from the climate station can be related to stream flow recorded at each of the three gauged creeks (all within 1 km of the climate station) to allow calculations of the catchment water yield. This is the ratio of the amount of water that flows out of the catchments to the amount of water received by the catchments via rainfall. Catchment water yield is an important attribute to monitor changes in catchment hydrology for planned future harvest of two of the three catchments in the Warra Weir Hydrology project.