SALDANHA BAY

WARNING: METRIC STATION
THIS IS NOT RESEARCH QUALITY DATA.
USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION.

Station Information

Station ID: 1348
Latitude: -33.023472
Longitude: 17.961111
Coastline code: 430
Station code: 36
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Time span of data: 1973 – 2016
Completeness (%): 43
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 23 Feb 2017

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker:Neighbouring Metric 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.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 703: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 703: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 28-AUG-96 :
For discussions of MSL changes and extreme sea levels around Namibia and South Africa, see: G.B.Brundrit, S.Afr.J.Mar.Sci.,16,9-17,1995 and S.Searson and G.B.Brundrit, S.Afr.J.of Science, 91,579-588,1995.
To be disregarded - Guage on unstable jetty
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 24-Jul-2006 :
Data for 2000 were supplied by BODC. The values were supplied to BODC via the University of Cape Town and so are not being classed as official.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 07-Aug-2006 :
Following the supply of data from the South African Hydrographic Office the data for the year 2000 has now been revised with the official values.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 24-Sep-2009 :
Heights of chart datum relative to land levelling
datum in South Africa and Namibia: Saldanha
Datum: up to 31st Dec 1978 = -0.582
Datum: 1st Jan 1979 - 31st Dec 1997 = -0.900
Datum: 1st Jan 1998 - 31st Dec 2002 = -0.975
Datum: 1st Jan 2003 onwards = -0.865
Datum is now LAT so unlikely to change.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-May-2010 :
There appears to be a spike in the dataset for November 2002. This is possibly real as a spike during Nov/Dec 2002 appears in several of the S. African stations.

Data Authority

Hydrographic Office
Maritime Headquarters
Private Bag X1
Tokai 7966
SOUTH AFRICA