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.
St Mary's Sound
|Wave buoy location||49° 53.53' N 06° 18.77' W|
|Approximate water depth||53 m CD|
|Approximate spring tidal range||5 m|
|Storm threshold||4 m|
Wave data are measured using a Datawell Directional Waverider Mk III buoy. The buoy was first deployed on 15 May 2014, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 3.03° west, changing by 0.17° east per year.
The shore station is kindly hosted by the Coastguard Tower
|04/10/2018||The connection has been restored.|
|22/09/2018||The receiver station has become uncontactable. We are working to get this situation rectified.|
|03/09/2017||Contact was lost with the buoy. We are working to re-establish contact.|
|20/10/2016||The buoy has been brought ashore for servicing and will be re-deployed at low tide tomorrow|
||The buoy was redeployed today.|
|16/01/2016||The buoy was kindly recovered today by the MV Scavenger and will be inspected and redeployed as soon as possible.|
|01/01/2016||No data currently being received at the shore station. A local vessel has agreed to bring the buoy in for inspection as soon as conditions permit.|
|30/12/2015||A power cut this morning caused a data gap of about 6 hours|
|24/11/2015||Data feed has stopped due to power issues at the shore station. Should be rectified tomorow evening.|
|29/04/2015||A power cut at the shore station caused a data gap between 07:30 and 13:30 GMT|