National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

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Note that these are real-time data and are not quality-controlled. Long-range graphs are plotted from a randomised subsample of half-hourly data.



Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  50° 34.80' N  003° 25.04' W
 WMO code  6201027
 Approximate water depth  11 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  3.9 m
 Storm alert threshold  2.63 m


Wave data are measured using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The wave buoy was deployed on 7 December 2010, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 2.7° west, changing by 0.15° east per year. Wave direction is reported following the nautical convention, meaning that the direction is where the waves come from, measured clockwise from magnetic north.


11/05/2024 Scheduled service
18/11/2023 Signal from the buoy is intermittent. An investigation is underway.
25/08/2023 Scheduled service
02/02/2023 The buoy has been redeployed.
04/12/2022 The buoy came loose of its mooring and was recovered. It will be redeployed at the earliest opportunity. 
20/07/2022 The buoy has been redeployed.
06/07/2022 The buoy was cut from its mooring after a yacht got entangled. It will be redeployed at the earliest opportunity. 
28/05/2022 Scheduled service
11/10/2021 Scheduled service
19/03/2021 Scheduled service
01/12/2020 Scheduled service
17/06/2020 The buoy was redeployed.
07/06/2020 The buoy was sent adrift and recovered the next day. 
12/05/2020 Scheduled service
22/10/2019 Scheduled service
21/03/2019 Scheduled service
13/09/2018 Scheduled service
08/02/2018 Scheduled service
04/05/2017 The issues at the shorestation have been fixed and data is being received as normal.
03/05/2017 Due to issues at the shorestation, no data is being received
12/04/2017 The faulty buoy has been swapped.
04/04/2017 Also the wave parameters are now faulty. The buoy will be swapped ASAP. 
21/03/2017 The thermometer is producing faulty readings. 
16/03/2017 Scheduled service
09/08/2016 Scheduled service
16/02/2016   Scheduled service
02/07/2015 Scheduled service
01/05/2015 Due to power issues at the shore station there was another data gap over the past two days.
19/04/2015 Due to now resolved problems at the shore station there was a data gap over the past few days.
18/01/2015 Scheduled service
10/08/2014 A fallen tree has meant that power to the shore station has been cut
15/05/2014 The buoy has been serviced and re-deployed
14/05/2014 The buoy came adrift earlier this morning; it has been recovered and will be checked and re-deployed shortly
08/11/2013 Scheduled service
25/05/2013 After some erratic readings following the previous scheduled service, the buoy has now been swapped out for testing
22/05/2013 Scheduled service
12/02/2013 The buoy was re-deployed today, ex- Dartmouth, and accompanied throughout by local dolphin "Flipper", who took a keen interest in the entire operation
11/01/2013 Buoy came adrift around 0200. Now recovered to Teignmouth harbour and will be re-deployed ASAP
25/11/2012 Buoy was re-tuned to pick up Torbay signal after coming adrift. Now retuned to normal
07/11/2012 Scheduled service
12/05/2012 Scheduled service, buoy replaced
10/11/2011 Scheduled service