Station Information

Station ID: 314
Latitude: 58.207806
Longitude: -6.388972
Coastline code: 170
Station code: 251
Time span of RLR data: 1977 – 2015
RLR completeness (%): 85
Time span of metric data: 1928 – 2015
Metric completeness (%): 57
Frequency Code: 24
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 31 May 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: SWTG
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: stor, stor2
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 295: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 295: hourly and daily

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: datum of observations prior to 1965 has proved unstable. 1988 datum suspect until July 18th.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-JUN-91 :
Stornoway 170/251 RLR(1986) is 10.5m below TGBM NB4228 3264
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 20-JUL-94 :
Gauge installed in 1928 was a Porter stilling well gauge, replaced in 1956 by a Munro, in December 1963 by a Lea, in 1983 by a Munro and from April 1985 has been an "A Class" bubbler.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 22-SEP-94 :
Ott gauge 26 August 1981-30 July 1983
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 04-Jul-2014 :
There were several visits to Stornoway by TGI during 2013. 21.03.2013 visit for general maintenance. Following power problems during August TGI visited the site on 19.08.2013 to once again carry out general maintenance and replace the faulty power supply. There was also a visit on 11.12.2013 to change the compressor.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 18-May-2015 :
There is no data for Stornoway for November and December 2014. A pontoon came adrift during storms on 06.11.14 severing all the pneumatic lines so that all channels were lost. TGI were at site 02.12.14 to repair the lines.

Data Authority

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