The OATH (Outdoor Ambient Temperature Hierarchies of Parramatta) environmental monitoring project is a collaboration between Western Sydney University (WSU) and the City of Parramatta Council.
Over 120 temperature sensors were installed throughout the Parramatta Local Government Area over the summer of 2018-19 to monitor local ambient temperature. The data revealed new insights about the local climate of Parramatta, in particular the extent to which air temperature varies significantly across the City and the cooling effect of different tree species. The findings have been documented in the Benchmarking Heat in Parramatta report.
A mini-weather station has also been installed in Centenary Square in Parramatta’s CBD that collects real-time localised environmental data. To view real-time data, see the Centenary Square Weather Station page.