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Looe Bay


Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  50° 20.33' N  004° 24.65' W
 WMO code  6201025
 Approximate water depth
 10 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  4.8 m
 Storm threshold  3.75 m
 Met station location  50° 20.70' N  004° 27.17' W


Wave data are measured using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on 22 June 2009, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 3.2° west, changing by 0.15° east per year.

The shore station is kindly hosted by Looe Coastguard station

05/05/2018 Scheduled service
04/01/2017 Scheduled service
Scheduled service
16/06/2015 Scheduled service
13/11/2014 There is a fault with the phone line
08/09/2014 Scheduled service
27/03/2014 The data gap from 11am yesterday to 10:30am today was due to a problem at the shore station.
13/03/2014 Scheduled service
04/09/2013 Scheduled service
20/03/2013 Scheduled service
05/09/2012 Scheduled service
30/11/2009 Scheduled service
17/02/2010 The shore station computer was swapped.
01/03/2010 Buoy re-deployed
25/02/2010 Buoy adrift, safely recovered and returned to Looe harbour. Poor weather conditions delaying re-deployment
13/05/2010 Scheduled service
13/12/2010 Scheduled service
02/01/2011 Data not coming through to the website, problem fixed on 05/01/2011
24/02/2012 Scheduled service
15/05/2012 Power outage. Issue resolved late in the day.


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