Lightning Rock - WA



DEG: -26.0688 127.76134
DMS: 26º 04' 7.68" S 127º 45' 40.81" E
UTM: 52 J 7116108mN 376104mE
Altitude: 489.77m


Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill


118.71kms East of Warburton
326.93kms West of Kulpitjata
350.55kms SouthWest of Kintore
883.88kms NorthWest of Ceduna

Address & Contact

Central Reserve
Western Australia
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First visited by explorer Ernest Giles on 20th November, 1873 and named by him during a subsequent visit on 24th November, 1873 – "as on both our visits the lightning played so vividly around us."
(Ernest Giles, Australia twice traversed, vol.1 page 230 and 232.)

Also visited by Lindsay and the Elder Expedition in 1891, Hubbe Expedition in 1897, Hann in 1906 and 1907, Talbot and Clarke in 1916 and Paine and Barclay in 1931Aboriginal name - "Wati Kadjara"

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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Warburton Airfield
Distance from Lightning Rock 117.7km W
Mean Max. °C38.036.533.929.324.320.720.723.127.931.634.336.6
Mean Min. °C22.922.119.915.
Mean Rain mm28.536.731.418.015.417.912.99.85.714.824.731.5

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