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° 28'.55N 001° 49'.03E
 WMO code  6201059
 Approximate water depth  20 m
 Approximate spring tidal range  1.9 m
 Storm alert threshold  3.06 m


Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 20 April 2016, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 0.10° West changing by 0.16° 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.


08/07/2024 The buoy has been swapped out.
10/05/2024 Wave data are suspect, an investigation is underway. The buoy will be swapped out at the next earliest opportunity.
09/05/2024 Scheduled service
08/09/2023 Scheduled service
14/11/2022 Scheduled service
18/05/2022 Scheduled service
14/08/2021 Scheduled service
03/03/2021 Scheduled service
08/07/2020 Scheduled service
19/03/2020 The buoy was redeployed.
19/02/2020 The buoy was recovered.
18/02/2020 The buoy was set adrift but unable to recover due to conditions. 
22/01/2020 Scheduled service
20/06/2019 Scheduled service
04/06/2019 A shore station was installed to enable HF transmission. 
22/03/2019 Scheduled service
14/08/2018 Scheduled service