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 buoy location||51° 21.13' N 003° 01.23' W|
|Approximate water depth||13 m CD|
|Approximate spring tidal range||11.2 m|
|Storm threshold||1.9 m|
Wave data are measured using a Datawell Directional Waverider Mk III buoy. The buoy was deployed on the 10th September 2009, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 2.8° west, changing by 0.15° east per year.
|09/04/2016||The buoy has now been recovered and will be re-deployed as soon as sea conditions permit|
|08/04/2016||The buoy has come adrift from its mooring|
|24/03/2015||Data outage due to fault at shore station. Will be rectified ASAP.|
|19/09/2014||the buoy was recovered near penarth; it has been checked and re-deployed|
|10/09/2014||The buoy is adrift, recovery efforts are underway|
|13/05/2013||Buoy data unavailable for much of the day due to work being carried out on the power board|
|09/10/2012||Buoy located and kindly reported by member of public at Llantwit Major. Initial inspection suggests badly damaged. Replacement will be deployed as soon as weather conditions permit.|
|22/09/2012||The buoy came adrift shortly after midnight and despite predictions of its position kindly provided by Swansea Coastguard an extensive search has found no trace of it|
|14/08/2010||Re-deployment of the buoy has been delayed due to bad weather, but it is now operational|
||The buoy was cut adrift|