Belfast, Danesfort, Northern Ireland

Posted: October 2, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation


Defunct site, Google image dated when station existed.

Holds two Northern Ireland highest temperature records.

Belfast, Danesfort, Northern Ireland

Actual not known, 54.5705,-5.94315 wgs84

Believed US Embassy associated, station operated briefly through 2002 when the site was turned into housing.

UHI, likely strong local, distance, in Belfast area.

Google image dated 2001, station closed 2002.

Highest daily minimum temperature records — Northern Ireland

January 12.6 °C 10 January 1998 Belfast, Danesfort (County Antrim)
February 12.8 °C 12 February 1998 Belfast, Danesfort (County Antrim)

This implies very strong UHI, probably from car park, road, building.

Can anyone unearth more information such as photos?

  1. caz says:

    According to this Met Office Document commissioned by the carbon Trust August 2008 there is an anemometer station at Belfast Danesfort. Table 2 continued and also Figure 1

    I reckon it’s reasonable to assume that it is on the US Consulate General (shared with Ulster bank and NI electricity) building as the whole area around it has been built on in the last decade, Highest point on the building is the middle of the south wing, but there also appears to a mast at the Northern end of the West wing.

    Both spots can be seen in street view but only from a distance.

    South tower

    End of West Wing

  2. Sparks says:

    I suspect all Belfast weather stations will show a high UHI, it’s a flourishing city where a lot of transformation has taken place.