Bauerfield Observation Station

Site Name:Bauerfield

WMO Number:91557



Latitude:17°41.97 S

Longitude:168°19.18' E


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Brief history about Bauerfield weather station

The weather office in Bauerfield is located in Port Vila, Efate in the Shefa province. Bauerfield weather office started on the 1st of January, 1972. The site is manned with 4 staffs working on a 24/7 shift. Surface observations were done at least three hours and often hourly, using meteorological instruments and sensory observations. Last year 2015, an Automatic Weather Station (AWS) was installed, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ). Bauerfield weather station have instuments that can record meteorological parameters such as , atmospheric pressure , wind speed and direction , air temperture and relative humidity .

This picture shows an Automatic Weather Station (AWS). An automatic weather station is a meteorological station, at which observations are made and transmitted automatically. All current weather readings can be seen from indoors, at a glance and at any time .Routine daily maintenance chores such as empting the rain gauge are done automatically. Automatic weather station are used for increasing the number and reliability of surface observations.