National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

« Return to map for other wave, tide and met stations.

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.

Sandown Pier


Additional Information

 Wave radar location  50° 39.067' N  001° 09.189' W
 Met station location  50° 39.070' N  001° 09.190' W
 Storm threshold  1.6 m


Wave and tide parameters are measured using a Rosemount WaveRadar Rex, located on Sandown Pier, by kind permission of the Pier owners. The Rex was installed on 4 May 2006.

17/12/2018 The connection has been restored.
15/12/2018 Communications currently offline.
06/03/2017 Due to the engineering works, we are continuing to experience power cuts. Furthermore, the datum of the radar has moved. The instrument will be serviced and relevelled as soon as possible. 
06/03/2017 Engineering works have started on the pier, which are affecting the tide gauge.  Met data are unaffected by the engineering works, but may be disrupted by power losses
31/10/2016 The connection is restored. 
25/10/2016 The WaveRadar Rex is disconnected, likely because of a disruption to the phone/broadband line connection.
Power now restored.
08/12/2014 Power to the end of the pier has been disconnected while structural works take place.
21/03/2014 Now restored.
13/03/2014 Power cut at the pier has caused a temporary interruption to data collection.
11/02/2010 Scheduled service
29/03/2010 Internet is down at the Sandown shorestation BT have been notified.
11/06/2009 Scheduled service
18/07/2008 Anemometer not working, cleared and serviced.
12/05/2008 Met data not being recieved at website.
18/11/2006 The wave processing software has been upgraded to correct the earlier problem. All wave data prior to 1000Z will be corrected and archived via the website's Data Catalogue.


   We would appreciate your feedback on the Website and Map Viewer