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  52° 49'.58N 001° 32'.97E
 WMO code  6201051
 Approximate water depth  10 m
 Approximate spring tidal range  2.6 m
 Storm alert threshold  2.66 m
 Meteorological station location  52° 48'.80N 001° 33'.37E


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 0.83° West, changing by 0.17° 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.


11/05/2024 Scheduled service
26/03/2024 Scheduled service of the met station.
08/09/2023 The buoy was serviced and redeployed.
03/08/2023 Scheduled service of the met station.
29/06/2023 They buoy has been recovered temporarily due to an ongoing geophysical survey in the immediate area. The buoy will be redeployed as soon as possible.
28/04/2023 Communications from the met station have been interrupted, an investigation is underway.
14/11/2022 Scheduled service
30/08/2022 Scheduled service of the met station.
29/06/2022 The buoy was switched to Iridium at midnight.
20/05/2022 Scheduled service of the DWR.
04/02/2022 Scheduled service of the met station.
08/12/2021 The buoy will be switched to iridium at midnight tonight.
07/12/2021 The receiver station for the buoy is offline due to a major BT service outage. Remedial works are ongoing and expected to be completed by 09:00 on Friday 10 December. 
13/08/2021 Scheduled service
02/03/2021 Scheduled service
26/09/2020 The shore station has suffered a power cut. Repairs are scheduled for the weekend. 
17/07/2020 Scheduled service
12/01/2020 Scheduled service
26/11/2019 A BT engineer has attended the site to upgrade to fibreoptics. The line speed has increased greatly since. 
05/09/2019 Shore statoin visited to install a new computer. 
19/06/2019 The buoy was swapped serviced to remedy a break in the HF antenna. 
04/06/2019 Shore station visited to enable remote power cycling of the router. 
14/05/2019 Shore station visited to replace RXC. 
22/03/2019 Scheduled service
30/11/2018 Shore station visited to enable HF communication. 
15/08/2018 Scheduled service