Station Information

Station ID: 1215
Latitude: 54.842556
Longitude: -5.120028
Coastline code: 170
Station code: 236
Time span of data: 1968 – 2011
Completeness (%): 96
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 02 Jul 2012

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2001Jan02 :
Recent work on vertical land movements in the UK can be found from
the University of Nottingham web site:
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-JUN-91 :
Portpatrick 170/236 RLR(1980) is 11.7m below TGBM NW9976 5421
=========================== BENCHMARK INFORMATION UPDATE ADDED 12-JUL-93 :
Portpatrick 170/236 RLR(1980) is 11.7m below TGBM NW9976 5421
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 20-JUL-94 :
Gauge was a Lea stilling well from November 1964 until 1989. In
July 1990 an "A Class" bubbler was installed.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 10-APR-97 :
RLR(1995) determined to replace RLR(1980)
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 09-May-2013 :
There are no MSL's for 2012. This is because the primary channel is recording over 1m high because the stilling well opening is buried in silt.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 04-Jul-2014 :
There again no MSL's values for Portpatrick 2013. The primary channel, the float gauge is still recording over 1m high. There is also an issue with power to the gauge, when the float gauge loses power it also loses calibration. TGI visited the site 27.02.2013 to carry out general maintenance and change the compressor. The issues with the gauge will be investigated during the next general maintenance visit.

Data Authority

British Oceanographic Data Centre
National Oceanography Centre
Joseph Proudman Building, 6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA