Station Information

Station ID: 247
Latitude: -43.60563
Longitude: 172.72194
Coastline code: 690
Station code: 21
Time span of data: 1923 – 2016
Completeness (%): 31
Date of last update: 13 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 GNSS Stations from SONEL: LYTT
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 667: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-Jun-1991
Port Lyttelton 690/021 RLR(1963) is 10.1m below BM UD40
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 28-Apr-1995
1961-62 revised, 28th April 1995
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 17-Jan-2003
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 17-Jan-2003
New data from John Hannah was for Auckland II, Dunedin II, Lyttelton II and Wellington II.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 17-Oct-2005
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).
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 07-Oct-2008
Data received from Glen Rowe of LINZ for 1995-2007 Previous data held ends in 1964. Bench mark details were clarified. Bench mark at Port Lyttelton remains BM UD 40 - see email of 7.10.08.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 02-Sep-2014
There is currently no data for Lyttelton for 2013 while LINZ investigate possible problems with the tide gauge.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 19-Aug-2015
With the supply of the 2014 sea level data Glen Rowe from LINZ also send revised data values Port Lyttelton for 2010-2013 to ensure that the post earthquake values have been corrected to the historic zero datum.

Data Authority

Land Information New Zealand
155 The Terrace
PO 5501
Wellington 6145