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.

Felixstowe

  

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. Wave direction is reported following the nautical convention, meaning that the direction is where the waves come from, measured clockwise from magnetic north.

 

10/05/2024 Scheduled service
19/04/2024 The met station is offline. An investigation is underway.
09/09/2023 Scheduled service
04/08/2023 Scheduled service of the met station.
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