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Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  50° 37.36' N  002° 24.85' W
 WMO code  6201007
 Approximate water depth  10.6 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  2 m
 Storm threshold  2.25 m


Wave data are recorded using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy (shown above before a scheduled service), image courtesy of Fugro EMU Limited. The buoy was deployed on 18 December 2006, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 2.9° west, changing by 0.15° east per year.

07/04/2018 Scheduled service
28/09/2017 Scheduled service
15/03/2017 Scheduled service
26/08/2016 Scheduled service
18/02/2016 The temperature processing required an update which has now been applied and readings are believed to be correct again.
11/02/2016 Following today's scheduled service the buoy appears to have started giving erroneously high temperature readings. All other readings are realistic but the buoy will be closely monitored and revisited if wave parameters become affected.
11/01/2016 Data stream appears to have stopped due to network works in the shore station area.
05/11/2015 There appears to be an issue with the receiving antenna at the shore station affecting the data feed for Chesil and Weymouth wave buoys. The site will be visited as soon as possible to rectify the issue.
15/07/2015 Buoy now re-deployed
09/07/2015 Scheduled service. Due to issues with HF connection the buoy had to be recovered for further tests.
29/05/2015 No data currently as the sailing centre at Weymouth are undertaking work on their internet connection and have switched off all power to their server room where the shore station is located
16/12/2014 Scheduled service
12/06/2014 Scheduled service
12/12/2013 Scheduled service
19/06/2013 Scheduled service
21/12/2012 Replacement buoy deployed
22/11/2012 Reports have been received of a large vessel with loss of power and dragging its anchor in the vicinity of the wave buoy, which has since stopped sending data.  Recovery efforts are underway
24/07/2012 Buoy swapped for Olympics
20/10/2011 Buoy recovered and re-deployed
17/10/2011 A member of the public has kindly alerted us that the buoy has been caught up by a large vessel and is proceeding at a rate of knots towards Portland Harbour.  Recovery efforts are underway.
08/07/2010 Scheduled service
12/12/2009 Scheduled service, hull swapped out for battery change and paintwork
25/07/2009 Scheduled service
05/07/2009 Power surge has caused computer failure in the shore station
26/02/2009 Scheduled service
11/02/2009 The data from the wave buoy are not being transmitted to the website and it appears that the cabling at the shore station has been damaged.  Engineers are on site.
15/11/2008 There are problems at the shore station and the modem requires replacing.
29/01/2008 Scheduled service


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