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  54° 17.60' N 000° 19.06' W
 WMO code  6201045
 Approximate water depth  19 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  4.8 m
 Storm alert threshold  4.22 m


Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 18 January 2013, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 1.66° west, changing by 0.18° 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.


22/02/2024 The buoy has been redeployed.
15/01/2024 The buoy came adrift this morning at ~06:30Z. The buoy was recovered at 13:00Z on 17/01/24. It will be deployed at the next available opportunity.
24/01/2023 Scheduled service
01/07/2022 The issue has been rectified.
21/06/2022 A problem with the BT line at the shore station is preventing the data from reaching the website. 
25/03/2022 The buoy was redeployed. 
25/01/2022 Buoy went adrift at approximately 11:00 and was recovered at 14:00.
13/05/2021 Scheduled service
06/11/2020 Scheduled service
01/06/2020 The buoy was redeployed.
24/05/2020 The buoy was recovered. 
23/05/2020 The buoy was sent adrift. 
13/09/2019 The buoy was redeployed.
02/09/2019 The buoy has come adrift. 
11/04/2019 The buoy was redeployed.
31/03/2019 The buoy came adrift and was recovered. A replacement buoy will be redeployed ASAP.
31/01/2019 The buoy was redeployed.
26/12/2018 The buoy came adrift.
13/07/2018 The buoy was redeployed.
22/06/2018 The buoy has come adrift and was recovered by the RNLI. Updates to follow. 
12/01/2018 Scheduled service
08/08/2017 Scheduled service
19/04/2017 The buoy has been redeployed.
16/03/2017 The buoy has come adrift, and has been recovered by a vessel. Updates to follow.
13/01/2017 Buoy has moved 340 m southeast during the storm
15/11/2016 Buoy re-deployed
07/11/2016 Buoy recovered
06/11/2016 The buoy has come adrift, rescue efforts are underway
08/06/2016 Buoy re-deployed
25/05/2016 Buoy had to be recovered today
12/03/2016 Scheduled service
23/07/2015   Buoy re-deployed
31/05/2015 Buoy has been set adrift
13/05/2015 Buoy re-deployed
05/04/2015 The buoy has been recovered due to suspected water ingress
12/09/2014 The buoy was redeployed
20/08/2014 The buoy has come adrift; a vessel is en route to retrieve it
08/07/2014 The buoy appears to have been dragged slightly off its deployment position, although is still within the licenced zone
03/06/2014 Buoy re-deployed
31/05/2014 The buoy has been cut adrift, rescue efforts are underway
17/12/2013 Buoy re-deployed
21/11/2013 Buoy came adrift around 6pm yesterday but was recovered later that day. 
18/01/2013 Buoy deployed