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  51° 56'.30N 001° 23'.64E
 WMO code  6201052
 Approximate water depth  8 m
 Approximate spring tidal range  3.4 m
 Storm alert threshold  1.94 m
 Meteorological station location  51° 56'.13N 001° 19'.10E


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 0.79° West, changing by 0.16° East per year. 

The meteorological station equipment was swapped from a Gill Windsonic, CS106 Barometer and CS107 Thermistor to a Vaisala WXT536 on 14 February 2023. The meteorological station was deployed on 20 November 2017.


14/02/2023 Scheduled service of buoy and the met station has been swapped to a Vaisala WXT536. Software format changeovers have delayed met data transmission. Efforts to improve transmission are underway.
30/08/2022 Scheduled service of met station.
05/07/2022 Shipping traffic has been causing signal interference. The buoy was switched to Iridium
19/05/2022 Scheduled service
18/11/2021 Scheduled service
05/02/2021 Scheduled service
16/07/2020 Scheduled service
19/03/2020 Scheduled service
02/08/2019 Scheduled service
29/04/2019 A shore station was installed to enable HF communication. 
22/03/2019 Scheduled service
13/08/2018 Scheduled service