RICHARDS BAY

Station Information

Station ID: 1443
Latitude: -28.811944
Longitude: 32.078611
Coastline code: 430
Station code: 95
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Time span of data: 1977 – 2016
Completeness (%): 56
Frequency Code: 24
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 23 Feb 2017

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.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: RBAY
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 188: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 188: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== 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.
=========================== 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 recent supply of data from the South African Hydrographic Office
the data values for the year 2000 have 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: Richards Bay
Datum: up to 31st Dec 1978 = -0.900
Datum: 1st Jan 1979 - 31st Dec 1997 = -0.900
Datum: 1st Jan 1998 - 31st Dec 2002 = -1.205
Datum: 1st Jan 2003 onwards = -1.015
Datum is now LAT so unlikely to change.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 27-Mar-2013 :
Richards Bay is now a RLR station.

Data Authority

Hydrographic Office
Maritime Headquarters
Private Bag X1
Tokai 7966
SOUTH AFRICA