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.

Deal Pier


Additional Information

 Wave radar location           51° 13.428' N  001° 24.556' E
 Met station location  51° 13.435' N  001° 24.540' E
 Storm threshold  1.47 m
 For full site history  See latest annual report


Wave and tide data are measured using a Rosemount WaveRadar Rex, which was installed on 26 August 2005. 

The meteorological station was deployed on 17 November 2005. The original OMC meteorological instrumentation was swapped for a Vaisala WXT536 on 22 August 2017. 


05/07/2023 Scheduled service of WaveRadar and met station.
14/12/2022 Scheduled service of WaveRadar and met station.
11/09/2022 Spurious data are being recorded. An investigation is underway.
17/03/2022 Scheduled service of wave radar and met station.
08/07/2021 The site was recabled and the WaveRadar refurbished. The data was restored. 

The data cable has been severly damaged and will need to be relaid. 

The REX has been removed for refurbishment while recabling works are taking place. 

An update will be provided at the earliest opportunity. 


Scheduled service of met station.

Due to the degradation of the lower deck of the pier, it was not possible to service the wave radar. 

13/02/2019 Scheduled service of wave radar and met station.

Scheduled service of wave radar and met station. 

OMC met instrumentation replaced with a Vaisala WXT536. 

22/06/2017 The met station has stopped working. A new Vaisala met unit will be installed at the end of the summer.
04/01/2017 The thermometer on the met station is broken. A new one has been ordered. 
28/12/2016 There is a problem with power at the pier, which is now under repair
26/10/2016 Scheduled service of wave radar and met station
05/01/2016   Scheduled service of wave radar and met station
19/06/2014 Scheduled service of wave radar and met station
01/04/2014 The data gap from 1100 yesterday to 1030 today was due to a power fault
03/01/2014 The pier suffered a power outage for a couple of hours this afternoon due to an electrical storm
23/12/2013 Rental unit swapped out.
10/12/2013 A hire REX has been installed until the original is returned from the manufacturer following repair works
12/11/2013 REX currently offline following water ingression until remedial works can be carried out
28/02/2013 Scheduled service of wave radar and met station
01/03/2012 Scheduled service of wave radar and met station
09/05/2011 Phone line re-instated
06/05/2011 The phone line has been cut off.  It will be re-instated as soon as possible
23/07/2010 Scheduled service
01/05/2010 A fault has developed with the air temperature sensor and, possibly, the wind vane.  The faults are being investigated, but the recent service has not solved the problem and some of the instruments may require replacement.
28/04/2010 The Rex is being serviced (the spikes in the record result from the service procedures)
15/10/2009 WaveRex was serviced, an extensive amount of oxidation was found. A full clean will be done during the next visit.
23/02/2009 Data have been intermittently disrupted due to fluctuating power supply to the Pier.
16/01/2009 WaveRex service, telecommunications check and internet repair.
06/11/2008 Electricty cut off to the pier 08:00 - 12:00
13/03/2008 No data recieved, no phone access.
08/11/2006 The wave processing software has been upgraded to correct the earlier problem. All wave data prior to 1300Z will be corrected and archived via the website's Data Catalogue.
01/08/2006 The wave processing software appears to be under-estimating the significant wave height slightly. This is under investigation.