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Bideford Bay

  

Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  51° 03.48' N  004° 16.62' W
 WMO code  6201024
 Approximate water depth 11 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  8.4 m
 Storm threshold  5 m

 

Photos courtesy of Fugro EMU Ltd

Wave data are measured using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 17 June 2009, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 3.3° west, changing by 0.15° east per year.

The shore station is kindly hosted by RNLI Appledore.

20/09/2017 Schedule service
21/11/2016 Due to a powercut, no data was received between 12:30 and 20:00. 
20/10/2016 Scheduled service
19/08/2016 Due to maintenance works at the shore station the power supply was disrupted over the last couple of days but data should be coming through from now on.
19/04/2016 Scheduled service
02/09/2015  
Scheduled service
11/02/2015 Scheduled service. Buoy replaced.
03/04/2014 Scheduled service
04/06/2013 Scheduled service
12/12/2012 Buoy re-deployed
14/11/2012 The buoy came adrift around midnight but was recovered later in the day. It will be inspected prior to re-deployment.
29/08/2012 Braddick's Holiday Park has kindly hosted the shore station since the buoy's deployment in 2009, but is no longer able to do so due to refurbishments.  We much appreciated the co-operation of Mr Braddick and his staff.  RNLI Appledore have kindly agreed to host the new shore station.  The buoy will be offline briefly while the shore station is moved.
28/05/2012 Scheduled service, buoy replaced.
28/10/2011 Buoy re-deployed
17/10/2011 The buoy has been recovered but the weather is too rough for re-deployment.
15/10/2011 The buoy has come adrift; a boat is en route to recover
13/12/2009 Scheduled service
24/10/2009 There is a major problem with the electrics at the shore station so no data are being received.  Engineers have been called.
30/08/2010 Scheduled service
07/01/2011 Refurbishment works at the shore station meant the computer was turned off, should be back online 08/01/2011
21/02/2011 Continued refurbishment works at the shore station has caused loss of power.

 

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