National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

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North Well


Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  53° 03'.49N 000° 28'.53E
 WMO code  62041
 Approximate water depth  31 m
 Approximate spring tidal range  6.25 m 
 Storm alert threshold  2.20 m


Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 25 September 2006, at which the magnetic declination at the site was 2.20° West, changing by 0.15° 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.


25/02/2024 Scheduled service
09/10/2023 The buoy has been redeployed. Data will update on the website on 11/10/23.
02/10/2023 The buoy has come adrift. It has been recovered and will be redeployed at the next available opportunity.
11/09/2023 Scheduled service
25/05/2023 Scheduled service
24/08/2022 Scheduled service
24/03/2022 Scheduled service
06/09/2021 Scheduled service
15/03/2021 The buoy was redeployed and serviced. 
08/03/2021 The buoy was set adrift. 
07/07/2020 Scheduled service
31/10/2019 Scheduled service
04/09/2019 The shore station was visited to install a new computer. The old one was likely damaged by a lightning strike. 
03/09/2019 The buoy was redeployed. 
01/09/2019 The buoy was set adrift and recovered the same day. 
03/06/2019 Shore station visited to check antenna and position. Plans are being implimented to improve HF telemetry. 
12/05/2019 Scheduled service
21/01/2019 Scheduled service
29/11/2018 The shore station was visited to enable HF transmission. 
07/07/2018 The buoy was redployed and serviced. 
13/06/2018 The buoy was sent adrift and recovered the same day.