Stations not reporting in local time zone

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From March 3rd to around March 20th, about half the time that I asked for forecasts from Kununurra (which is about 25 km from the Western Australia/Northern Territory border) the results came back in the timezone AWST, and the other half it came back as ACST. It seemed to switch back and forth every 12 hours or so, say, being in Western Australia in the morning and then Northern Territory in the afternoon. My queries were based on the latitude/longitude of the site. The daily forecasts (e.g. Tmax) still have the correct time in UTC (so for this example, the results came back 8:30 ACST when I was expecting them to be 7 pm AWST).  

Looking more broadly, this seems to be a common issue for places that are close to the border of timezones. 
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Thomas Pagano

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