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.
|Wave radar location||50° 36.562' N 001° 56.954' W|
|Met station location||50° 36.562' N 001° 56.954' W|
|Storm threshold||1.2 m|
Wave and tide data are measured using a Rosemount WaveRadar Rex, located on Swanage Pier, by kind permission of the Pier owners. The Rex was installed on 7 March 2007.
|14/04/2019||The instrument is currently offline due to an unknown fault. This is being investigated, and will be back online ASAP.|
|18/03/2019||Power to the instrument has been restored.|
|26/06/2018||Works on the pier have adversly affected all the data parameters. We are working on bringing the site back online as soon as possible.|
|28/07/2016||There appears to be a fault with the anemometer on the pier which will be visited as soon as possible to rectify.|
||Due to a flood on site no data are currently being recorded|
|08/05/2015||The 3.5 hour data gap today was due to power being shut off for safety reasons at the shore station following a burst pipe|
|01/05/2014||The 5 hour data gap today was due to continuing power works in the Swanage area|
|16/04/2014||The 5 hour data gap today was due to major power works going on in the Swanage area|
|13/03/2014||Maintenance works on the pier this morning have caused a gap in the data record of about 2 hours|
|15/01/2014||Due to a leak near the equipment the power was tripped at 8am yesterday and was restored by 8am today|
|20/03/2013||Pier has sustained considerable damage due to rough seas. WaveRex cable appears to be holding part of the pier in place.|
|01/12/2012||WaveRex has stopped sending data. Will be serviced at next available opportunity.|
New data processing algorhithms have been applied; quality controlled wave data are now available.
|27/10/2008||Data not being forwarded to website, router replaced|
|18/07/2008||The wind vane was found to be snarled by fishing line, it is now working properly|
|12/05/2008||Met data not being recieved at website, net sensors' cable unplugged.|
|20/04/2008||Not sending data, no remote access. Repaired but still an intermittent fault.|