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.

Chapel Point


Additional Information

 Wave buoy location   53° 14'.69N 000° 26'.82E
 WMO code   6201050
 Approximate water depth  13 m
 Approximate spring tidal range   6 m
 Storm alert threshold   2.74 m
 Meteorological station location  53° 13'.85N 000° 20'.18E


Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 04 September 2012, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 1.29° West, changing by 0.17° East per year. 

Meteorological parameters are recorded using a Gill Windsonic, CS106 Barometer and CS107 Thermistor. The meteorological station was deployed on 29 July 2013.


03/06/2023 The buoy was swapped to iridium due to significant HF telemetry outages.
24/05/2023 Scheduled service
13/04/2023 The met station has been swapped to a Vaisala WXT536. Some software issues have been identified and a solution is being worked on.
20/03/2023 The met station data is delayed due to ongoing software testing, this will be rectified asap.
27/01/2023 The buoy has been switched to Iridium transmission due to deteriorating HF signal.
12/12/2022 An issue with the anemometer has interrupted the met data transmission. An investigation is underway.
31/08/2022 Scheduled service of the met station.
24/08/2022 Scheduled service
04/02/2022 Scheduled service of the met station. 
13/01/2022 Scheduled service
29/05/2021 Scheduled service
23/11/2020 Scheduled service
18/03/2020 Scheduled service
15/08/2019 Shore station visited to fix fault with BT line and install new computer. 
13/08/2019 Scheduled service
20/01/2019 Scheduled service
27/11/2018 Shore station visited to enable HF data communications. 
08/07/2018 Scheduled service