Station Information

Station ID: 1505
Latitude: 54.49
Longitude: -0.614694
Coastline code: 170
Station code: 56
Time span of RLR data: 1981 – 2016
RLR completeness (%): 84
Time span of metric data: 1980 – 2016
Metric completeness (%): 84
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 28 Jun 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 Real Time Stations from VLIZ: whit

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: http://ukcogr.iessg.nottingham.ac.uk/~eosi/
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 17-MAR-93 :
WHITBY RLR(1991):12.9M BELOW TGBM JULY 1987-APRIL 1988 Deleted - Datum Suspect, Support Structure Missing
=========================== BENCHMARK INFORMATION UPDATE ADDED 12-JUL-93 :
Whitby 170/056 RLR(1991) is 12.9m below TGBM
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 21-JUL-94 :
Whitby had an Aanderaa pressure system gauge from 1980, replaced in April 1989 by an "A Class" bubbler.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 15-Nov-2006 :
Historic tide gauge information: Through the early 1990s there
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 15-Nov-2006 :
Historic tide gauge information.Through the early 1990s there were several problems at site. Pressure pipes were crushed new pipes fitted February 1993. November 1994 pressure point mounts dropped.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 15-Nov-2006 :
March 1995 new steelwork fitted and site re-levelled. March 2002 new datalogger fitted. There is a general unexplained upward trend at site. The site also has a density problem due to river flow.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 28-Jan-2009 :
Treat as suspect 1997 data onwards.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 24-May-2012 :
Primary benchmark is NZ 8986 1141 9.105m above TGZ.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 04-Jul-2014 :
There were several visits to Whitby during 2013. In March during data processing it was noted that the gauge was recording flat low waters. On 14.05.2013 TGI were on site to carry out general maintenance and change the compressor. They returned on 22.05.2013 to carry out a mid-tide survey and measurements using a pilot boat. During June 2013 the primary channel was recording ~40mm high. TGI returned to the site on 14.11.2013 to attend a site meeting to discuss network electrical installations.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 02-Jun-2015 :
The gauge was recording flat low waters through February and again through July, August and September. TGI were at site several times. 29.01.14 to change the compressor, 19.05.14 for General maintenance, 05.06.14 for a meeting with the harbour master and site survey to discuss re-development of the tide gauge area and 15.12.14 to replace a faulty outstation.

Data Authority

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