In response to public requests, during 2004 Alcoa Wagerup committed to provide public access via a website to ‘real time’ weather data obtained by Alcoa’s Wagerup refinery weather station.
Murdoch University’s Department of Environmental Science had already developed a user friendly Murdoch Meteorological website. Alcoa contracted Murdoch University Environmental Science to design an equivalent site to present weather data information for Wagerup.
Alcoa operates an on-line weather monitoring station on its property near the intersection of Southwest Highway and Bancell Road at Wagerup. This weather station provides a range of meteorological measurements that are used for operational as well as environmental purposes. Data is transferred from the Wagerup monitoring station at 6 minute intervals, stored and made available for public access at this web site.