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  55° 11.11' N  001° 28.69' W
 WMO code  6201047
 Approximate water depth  18 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  4.2 m
 Storm alert threshold  3.42 m


Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 21 June 2013, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 2.2° 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.

A DWR had previously been deployed at this location from 20 May 2010 to 04 February 2011.


11/04/2024 Scheduled service
24/05/2023 Scheduled service
12/01/2023 Scheduled service
01/05/2022 Scheduled service
12/01/2022 Scheduled service
20/08/2021 The buoy was redeployed. 
15/08/2021 The buoy was recovered. A replacement buoy will be deployed at the earliest opportunity. 
14/08/2021 The buoy was cut adrift. Recovery operations are planned on 15/08.
12/08/2021 The issue has been resolved by replacing the RX-C receiver and data is once again being transmitted to the website. 
17/08/2021 The shore station is offline due to an issue with the RX-C receiver. 
09/06/2021 Scheduled service
22/11/2020 Scheduled service
24/07/2020 The buoy was redeployed
10/07/2020 The buoy was sent adrift and recovered the same day. 
25/06/2020 Scheduled service
17/12/2019 Scheduled service
12/07/2019 Scheduled service
28/11/2018 Communication with the wave buoy was lost. 
31/08/2018 Scheduled service
19/02/2018 The buoy has been redeployed
29/01/2018 The buoy was cut adrift, has been recovered and will be redeployed ASAP. 
27/07/2017 Scheduled service
23/06/2016 Scheduled service
12/01/2016  The buoy has been re-deployed
08/01/2016 The buoy is adrift
24/07/2015 Scheduled service
27/01/2015 Scheduled service
12/05/2014 Scheduled service
21/06/2013 Buoy deployed