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Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

Real time data

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Note that these are real-time data and are not quality-controlled.

Start Bay

   

Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  50° 17.50' N  003° 36.97' W
 WMO code  6201002
 Approximate water depth  10m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  4.4m
 Storm threshold  3m

 

 

Photo courtesy of Fugro EMU Limited

Wave data are measured using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was first deployed on 01 April 2007, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 3.2° west, changing by 0.15° east per year.

25/05/2017 The connection has been restored.
23/05/2017 Due to technical problems at the shore station, no data is being received. The issue is being investigated.
04/01/2017 Scheduled service
21/08/2016 Issues with the phone line at the shore station are preventing data upload. BT have been contacted.
06/07/2016 Scheduled service
29/01/2016  
Power has been restored to the shore station following a power cut and data are now coming through again.
28/01/2016 No data have been received from the buoy since yesterday morning. It is believed to still be on site but there is currently no response from the shore station.
16/01/2016 Scheduled service
16/06/2015 Scheduled service
31/03/2015 A problem with the phone line is preventing data being uploaded. A BT engineer has been called.
08/09/2014 Scheduled service
13/03/2014 Scheduled service
04/09/2013 Scheduled service
09/03/2013 Scheduled service, buoy replaced for painting
23/08/2012 Scheduled service
24/02/2012 Scheduled service
10/11/2011
Scheduled service
31/07/2010 The buoy has been cut adrift
12/05/2010 Scheduled service
30/11/2009 Scheduled service
28/05/2009 The buoy has been serviced and re-deployed
21/05/2009 The buoy has been reported near West Bay and kindly recovered by a local fisherman and Lyme Bay Sea School
11/03/2009
Scheduled service, hull swapped for battery change and painting
25/02/2009 Scheduled service
04/08/2008 Buoy adrift, recovered 8nm off Start Point, serviced and re-deployed
12/03/2008 Phone line and internet down, damaged in storm. BT repaired phoneline
26/01/2008 Scheduled service
23/07/2007 Buoy adrift, severed by propellor
09/05/2007 Buoy adrift, recovered and re-deployed

 

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