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.

Whitby Harbour


Additional Information

 Tide gauge location  54° 29.318' N 00° 36.878' W
 For full site history  See latest annual report


A Valeport pressure transducer was deployed on 11 June 2013. The original instrumentation was replaced with a Valeport VRS20 on 13 September 2022, at a location ~20 metres from the original site. The instrument is dry at some low tides.

Note that the elevations recorded by the gauge are approximately 20 cm lower than those reported by the nearby National Network tide gauge in the harbour.  The readings from this gauge have been verified by level surveys and independently by an 8-hour VORF calibration.


27/09/2023 Scheduled service
23/03/2023 Scheduled service
13/01/2023 The site has been levelled. Quality controlled files will be made available once adjusted for the new offset.
13/09/2022 A Valeport VRS20 radar gauge has been installed at site. Data provision will recommence after the gauge has been levelled.
22/03/2022 A large reference change has been detected. An investgation is underway. Data has been disabled until the problem is resolved. 
09/02/2022 Scheduled service of the tide gauge.
01/12/2021 A possible reference change has been detected. An investigation is underway.
14/05/2021 Scheduled service
02/06/2020 Scheduled service

Unscheduled visit to straighten and secure the stilling well.

A temporary tide gauge has been installed to check the measurements. Also the shore station computer was replaced. 

12/07/2019 Scheduled service
13/09/2018 Scheduled service
20/12/2017 Scheduled service
07/05/2017 Scheduled service
20/10/2016 Data from the gauge is unavailable temporarily due to power cuts at the shore station during PAT testing