Station Information

Station ID: 221
Latitude: -41.28434
Longitude: 174.7798
Coastline code: 690
Station code: 11
Time span of RLR data: 1944 – 2015
RLR completeness (%): 94
Time span of metric data: 1918 – 2015
Metric completeness (%): 80
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 12 Jul 2016

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: WGTN, WGTT, WEL1, WEL2
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: wlgt
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 71: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 71: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2003Jan17 :
New data from John Hannah added 17/01/03 which supercedes old data. New data does not have any missing days information. Old data has been backed up.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2003Jan17 :
New data from John Hannah was for Auckland II, Dunedin II, Lyttelton II and Wellington II.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 17-OCT-05 :
There is a new John Hannah paper referring to New Zealand data for Wellington, Dunedin, Lyttelton and Auckland. The reference is: "An updated analysis of long-term sea level change in New Zealand." Geophysical Research Letters, V31, L03307, doi:10.1029/2003GL019166 (2004).
=========================== BENCHMARK INFORMATION UPDATE ADDED 12-JUL-93 :
Wellington 690/011 RLR(1961) is 9.0m below BM K80/1
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 15-AUG-06 :
Prior to 1984 data were provided by authority 53 (Land Information New Zealand) and subsequently by the Royal NZ Navy (authority A5). Data for 1991 onwards are now provided by authority Department of Land and Survey N.Z. once again.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 16-AUG-06 :
From information provided by LINZ in August 2006, it seems that there has only ever been one gauge at any one time at Wellington. Since the late 1880's it has been at Queen's Wharf except for a period at Waterloo Wharf during August 1990-August 1994.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 01-Oct-2008 :
Full dataset 1944-2007 received from Glen Rowe at LINZ.

Data Authority

Toitu Te Whenua
160 Lambton Quay
PO 5501
Wellington 6145