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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.

Looe Bay

  

Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  50° 20.33' N  004° 24.65' W
 WMO code  6201025
 Approximate water depth  10 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  4.8 m
 Storm alert threshold  3.73 m
 Met station location  50° 20.70' N  004° 27.17' W

 

Wave data are measured using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 22 June 2009, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 3.2° west, changing by 0.15° east per year.

The meteorological station was first deployed on 01 January 2010. The original OMC instrumentation was replaced with a Vaisala WXT536 in May 2019.

 

28/07/2022 Scheduled service
20/01/2022

Data transmission from the buoy has stopped, it is suspected to be due to a power cut in the area following the recent storms.

Update: Data transmission has been restored.

10/11/2021 Scheduled service
04/10/2021 The shore station computer was replaced. 
27/09/2021 A problem at the shore station computer is preventing correct time-stamping of the data. 
18/03/2021 Scheduled service
05/11/2020 Scheduled service
13/05/2020 Scheduled service
22/05/2019 Scheduled service
10/03/2018 The Looe Bay meteorological station is producing wrong readings. This issues will be rectified ASAP. 
21/12/2018

Wave Buoy back online, missing data will be recovered at next scheduled service April 2019. Met data logger not communicating, and is being investigated.

15/12/2018 Shore station communications offline.
24/10/2018 Scheduled service
05/05/2018 Scheduled service
04/01/2017 Scheduled service
16/01/2016   Scheduled service
16/06/2015 Scheduled service
13/11/2014 There is a fault with the phone line
08/09/2014 Scheduled service
27/03/2014 The data gap from 11am yesterday to 10:30am today was due to a problem at the shore station.
13/03/2014 Scheduled service
04/09/2013 Scheduled service
20/03/2013 Scheduled service
05/09/2012 Scheduled service
30/11/2009 Scheduled service
17/02/2010 The shore station computer was swapped.
01/03/2010 Buoy re-deployed
25/02/2010 Buoy adrift, safely recovered and returned to Looe harbour. Poor weather conditions delaying re-deployment
13/05/2010 Scheduled service
13/12/2010 Scheduled service
02/01/2011 Data not coming through to the website, problem fixed on 05/01/2011
24/02/2012 Scheduled service
15/05/2012 Power outage. Issue resolved late in the day.