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  53° 55.02' N  000° 03.95' W
 WMO code  6201019
 Approximate water depth  12 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  5 m
 Storm alert threshold  3.04 m






Wave parameters are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 05 June 2008 at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 2.2° 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.

10/10/2023 Scheduled service
26/07/2023 Data are delayed due to loss of connection with the shore station.
26/05/2023 Scheduled service
03/10/2022 Scheduled service
24/03/2022 Scheduled service
11/08/2021 The buoy has been redeployed.
04/08/2021 The buoy was recovered. A replacement buoy will be deployed ASAP. 
03/08/2021 The buoy was cut adrift.
22/02/2021 Scheduled service
01/06/2020 Scheduled service
23/10/2019 The buoy has been redeployed.
08/10/2019 The buoy has been sent adrift and was recovered. A replacement buoys will be deployed ASAP. 
01/05/2019 Scheduled service
10/04/2019 The RXC unit was replaced and data is being received again
06/04/2019 The RXC unit stopped working and data is no longer being received at the shore station
12/09/2018 Scheduled service
22/03/2018 The buoy has been redeployed
06/03/2018 The buoy was successfully recovered. 
05/03/2018 The buoy has come ashore, but is still in the surf, making recovery very difficult
03/03/2018 The buoy is adrift, a recovery team is en route.
19/02/2018 Scheduled service
26/08/2017 Scheduled service
09/12/2016 Scheduled service
07/06/2016 Scheduled service
16/12/2015   Scheduled service
09/04/2015 Scheduled service. Buoy swapped out.
04/06/2014 Scheduled service
17/11/2013 Scheduled service
09/10/2012 Battery changed and mooring replaced
09/02/2012 Scheduled service
05/06/2011 Buoy cut adrift. Kindly retrieved by Hornsea Rescue lifeboat
04/02/2010 Buoy swap due to poor data quality, vessel impact suspected.  Recovered buoy sent to Datawell for check and re-calibration
02/02/2010 Odd-looking data are being investigated
11/12/2009 Scheduled service, hull swapped for battery change
31/12/2008 Scheduled service and GPS antenna replaced
18/07/2008 GPS antenna showing signs of failure
06/06/2008 Scheduled service