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Minehead

  

Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  51° 13.68' N  003° 28.15' W
 WMO code  6201004
 Approximate water depth  10 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  9.6 m
 Storm threshold  2.3 m

 

 

Photos courtesy of FUGRO EMU Limited.

Wave data are measured using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Buoy Mk III buoy. The buoy was first deployed on 01 December 2006, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 3.4 ° west, changing by 0.15 ° east per year

16/02/2018 Ongoing transmission problems; a replacement buoy has been deployed due to short weather windows
10/02/2018 Data has been intermittent, although the buoy is still in place
06/10/2017 Scheduled service
26/04/2017 Scheduled service
20/10/2016 Scheduled service
23/08/2016 Issues with the shore station are preventing data upload. A field team will be visiting today to rectify.
19/07/2016 There was a data gap today of around 15 hours due to the shore station computer crashing.
12/04/2016  
Buoy re-deployed
28/03/2016   
Minehead DWR came adrift this morning and has been recovered from the beach at St Audries Bay; the assistance of Milford Haven Coastguard is much appreciated
02/09/2015 Scheduled service
17/03/2015 Buoy now re-deployed
12/03/2015 The buoy came adrift and has been recovered.  Sea conditions are likely to delay re-deployment for several days
22/08/2014 Buoy now re-deployed
14/08/2014 The buoy has been recovered by a local vessel, and will be serviced as re-deployed shortly
13/08/2014 The buoy has come adrift; it remains within range of the shore station and retrieval efforts are underway
02/06/2014 There is a problem with the router at the shore station
01/03/2014 Scheduled service
09/09/2013 Buoy now re-deployed
07/09/2013 Buoy came adrift after mooring appeared to have been cut
11/04/2013 Buoy re-deployed on licenced position
31/03/2013 Buoy came adrift but now towed back to Watchet harbour
13/02/2013 Buoy re-deployed on licenced position
21/01/2013 Buoy recovered to Ilfracombe Harbour. Testing will be undertaken in the near future prior to redeployment
18/01/2013 The buoy came adrift during the night. A rescue operation was unable to locate the buoy due to harsh sea conditions
09/11/2012 Scheduled service
24/04/2012 Buoy redeployed
18/04/2012
The buoy came adrift early in the morning and was safely recovered later in the day
09/02/2012 Scheduled service
05/10/2011 Buoy re-deployed
29/09/2011 The buoy came adrift around 03:00 last night; it was recovered this morning and is currently en route to Watchet for checking and re-deployment
02/08/2011
The buoy has come adrift - rescue efforts are underway
22/03/2011 The buoy came adrift earlier today; it was kindly recovered to the harbour by a local fisherman. A team is en route to check and re-deploy.
15/08/2010 The buoy has been serviced and re-deployed
13/08/2010 The bouy appears to have been hit again and has moved off station.  Recovery efforts are underway.
20/04/2010 The buoy has been recovered (the mooring appeared to have been sliced through), serviced and re-deployed
19/04/2010 The buoy is adrift
11/03/2010 Scheduled service
23/09/2009 Buoy was serviced and re-deployed
03/07/2009 The shore station computer appears to have been destroyed by a lightning strike last night
13/03/2009 Scheduled service
18/04/2008 The buoy moved off its mooring at approx 1930 last night
27/11/2007 Scheduled service
23/09/2007 Spare buoy deployed
18/07/2007 Buoy was recovered from a field in Somerset.  The buoy has been badly damaged.  Electronics sensor returned to Datawell for assessment

 

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