Tom Price Western Australia
Tom Price Western Australia
Language:  English
Updated23/03/2018 3:10am 

About Tom Price Weather Centre

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station. The data is collected every 2 seconds and the site is updated every 2 minutes. This site and its data is collected using Weather-Display Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor, UV and Solar Radiation Sensors situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible. The station also has a Boltek lightning Detector and the data is uploaded every 1 minute for the static image and for Storm Tracker this is constant. The site is owned operated by Chris & Maxine O'Connell. The station is based at our house and if you have any suggestions or questions please click "Contact Us" below and send us an email. Thank you.

Maxine and I fund this station totally out of our own pocket. The station itself costs over $1500, lightning detection system $1200. Then the PC, and general maintenance. Also the internet connection costs. So.. if you would like to make a donation it would be much appreciated and a receipt will be provided. Please click on the link below.

About Tom Price

Primarily an iron ore mining town, the Mount Tom Price mine (situated approximately 5 km out of town) is under the control of mining giant Rio Tinto. Due to the recent resources boom in Western Australia Tom Price is currently the most affluent non-metropolitan region in Australia, with the average Rio Tinto employee's wage being significantly higher than the Australian average. Tom Price has a population of 2,721, the median age of 29 reflecting Tom Price's relatively young family-oriented community.[1] The town is named after Thomas Moore Price, the vice-president of the U.S. based steel company Kaiser Steel. Tom Price is the closest town to the pristine Karijini National Park and is serviced by the nearby Paraburdoo Airport.

About This Website

This site is a template design by with PHP conversion by
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.

Special thanks to Tony Dow of Huon Valley Tasmania for his advisories and warning script that he did for me and his ongoing help and support in this project. Legend!

Special thanks to Jachym of Meteopage for his reporting/observations script, and the World Climate Script.

Special thanks to Scott of Burnsville Weather for his mobile version script.

Special thanks go to Ken True of for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.

Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.

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Tom Price Weather Centre