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  53° 53.70' N  003° 11.78' W
 WMO code  6201028
 Approximate water depth  10 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  8.2 m
 Storm alert threshold  3.74 m


Wave data are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was first deployed on 29 June 2011, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 3.0° west, changing by 0.16° 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.


20/04/2024 The buoy was serviced and redeployed.
05/03/2024 The buoy was set adrift and has been recovered. It will be redeployed as soon as feasible. 
25/10/2023 Scheduled service
13/06/2023 Scheduled service
11/04/2023 The buoy is experiencing intermittent transmission issues and a service will take place asap.
01/12/2022 Scheduled service
13/04/2022 Scheduled service
23/11/2021 The buoy was redeployed. 
10/11/2021 The buoy was retrieved. A replacement buoy will be deployed ASAP. 
06/11/2021 Contact with the buoy was lost. Investigations are ongoing. 
29/05/2021 The router and cabling at the shore station were replaced. Data restored. 
27/05/2021 We have lost contact with the shore station. The issue will be rectified ASAP. 
21/03/2021 Scheduled service
27/09/2020 Scheduled service
05/03/2020 Scheduled service
25/09/2019 Scheduled service
06/01/2019 Scheduled service
02/08/2018 Scheduled service
26/01/2018 Scheduled service
01/09/2017 The buoy has been redeployed. 
24/08/2017 The buoy has been recovered due to battery concerns. It will be redeployed ASAP.
11/02/2017 The buoy has been redeployed
19/01/2017  The buoy was cut adrift and is awaiting redeployment
02/08/2016  Scheduled service
19/01/2016  Scheduled service
09/06/2015  Scheduled service
17/11/2013  Scheduled service
03/06/2013  Scheduled service
12/12/2012  Buoy re-deployed
16/11/2012  Buoy came adrift, now recovered
13/03/2012  Scheduled service