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.

Blakeney Overfalls


Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  53° 03'.45N 001° 06'.21E
 WMO code  62042
 Approximate water depth  23 m
 Approximate tidal range  4.1 m
 Storm alert threshold  3.32 m


Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 27 September 2006, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 2.14° West, changing by 0.14° East per year.


24/08/2022 Scheduled service
20/02/2022 The buoy was switeched to Iridium communication until a more permanent HF shore station is established. 
09/02/2022 The buoy was swapped and changed back to HF transmission.
27/01/2022 Data transmission from the buoy stopped. An investigation is underway.
14/01/2022 Scheduled service
30/05/2021 Scheduled service
26/11/2020 Scheduled service
18/03/2020 Scheduled service
13/05/2019 Scheduled service
25/04/2019 Shore station visited to investigate connection issues. The router was swapped. 
22/03/2019 Scheduled service
28/08/2018 The buoy was dragged 50m off position. 
09/07/2018 Scheduled service