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.

Morecambe Bay


Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  53° 59.38' N  003° 03.96' W
 WMO code  6201029
 Approximate water depth  10 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  8.2 m
 Storm alert threshold  3.21 m


Wave data are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The wave buoy was 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.


21/04/2024 Scheduled service
25/10/2023 Scheduled service
13/06/2023 The buoy was serviced and redeployed.
15/04/2023 The buoy was recovered for an unscheduled service and will be redeployed asap.
11/04/2023 It is suspected that the HF antenna has been damaged. The buoy will be recovered asap.
01/12/2022 Scheduled service
13/04/2022 The buoy was redeployed
07/04/2022 The buoy was set adrift and is currently moored in a marina awaiting redeployment. 
23/11/2021 Scheduled service
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
24/08/2017 The buoy has been redeployed
05/08/2017 The buoy has been removed out of concerns about the faulty temperature readings. It will be examined and redeployed ASAP. 
03/08/2017 The temperature sensor is providing faulty readings. 
11/02/2017 Scheduled service
02/08/2016 Scheduled service
19/01/2016 Scheduled service
09/10/2015 Buoy re-deployed today.
30/09/2015 Buoy came adrift around 04:30 this morning but has now been recovered and will be re-deployed ASAP. The bungee appears to have been cut by a vessel propeller.
09/06/2015 Scheduled service
17/11/2013 Scheduled service
03/06/2013 Scheduled service
13/06/2012 Scheduled service
17/11/2011 Scheduled service