Surfacestation Killowen

Posted: April 28, 2013 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation


Red line and arrow, line of sight for Google Streetview, see below.

Killowen, County Down, Northern Ireland, Killowen Outdoor Centre, Carlingford Lough.

Data from 1997, as AWS from about 2000, older data somewhere near from 1961
24 hours ending 2200 on 27 Apr 2013:
UK Highest max 0900-2100 12.9 °C Killowen

54.076877° -6.184006° Bing maps, Google maps

Altitude 4 metres

Estimated Class 4, fails Class 3 on > 10% “Ground covered with natural and low vegetation (<25 cm) representative of the region;” and “at more than 10 m from artificial heat sources and reflective surfaces (buildings, concrete surfaces, car parks, etc.)” with 10 metres. (hedge / wall)

UHI, local, isolated marina, heated public centre, vehicle parking, signs of outfall close to lough edge. Distance, none.

Google Streetview


The aerial images are poor. I have two latitude/longitude markers, never dead accurate but close and there is a telltale met enclosure square with a poor image of masts. This ground image aligns spot on with what we can see here is a wind tower, to the right of the chimney.

24 hours ending 2200 on 27 Apr 2013:
UK Highest max 0900-2100 12.9 °C Killowen
Lowest max 0900-2100 6.0 °C Fylingdales
Lowest min 2100-0900 -2.3 °C Shap
Highest rainfall 2100-2100 7.0 mm Milford Haven
Sunniest 2100-2100 11.8 hours Prestwick
Last updated: 0002 on Sun 28 Apr 2013

This is a secondary station but could be better sited.

Note: if this is not the site I apologise. A search for photographs failed. Confirmation or not is welcome.

  1. tchannon says:

    If I’m posting too many of these sites let me know.

    These minor stations are needed to give a more balanced view, as well as providing a novel tour of the UK for visitors.

    The choice in this case is it came to my attention as figuring in a very minor extreme.

    A few major stations are pending, various reasons.