WORLD Meteorological Day on Monday is a good time to recognise the important work done by Bathurst's synoptic weather station, according to Roy Menzies.
Mr Menzies, a retired research horticulturalist with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, says the station at the end of Research Station Drive has a proud history.
The station was moved from the back of the city's court house in 1908, he said, to the then Bathurst Experiment Farm and was moved a short distance away in the early 2000s to a location that has better visibility.
And there it stands today - one of only 20 reference stations in Australia that have been collecting data for more than 100 years.
The station faces south, as is required, so the direct sun doesn't affect the readings, and contains maximum and minimum thermometers and wet and dry bulbs.
Though the weather site at the airport at Raglan gives hour by hour readings for the city, it's the station at the end of Research Station Drive that provides the city's long-term weather history.
"This is official," Mr Menzies said. "All the data here goes to Melbourne."
Marian Renshaw has the job of checking the station each day at 9am and 3pm.
World Meteorological Day and World Water Day will both be celebrated on Monday, March 23.